Staff: Business & Industry Consulting

Key Staff

Paul D. Bourquin

Managing Economist

Mr. Bourquin, an economist and survey researcher, joined Nathan Associates in 1982. He designs and implements surveys for private clients. For clients involved in litigation or regulatory matters, Mr. Bourquin has conducted web-based and telephone surveys of various populations, such as satellite...

Bret C. Cohen

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Bret C. Cohen is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Nathan. Mr. Cohen is regarded for his ability to identify and implement practical business solutions for operational, strategic, and legal challenges.  He utilizes all aspects of his technical and diverse corporate background to help...

Robert Damuth

Principal Consultant

Mr. Damuth's expertise lies in helping people understand the economic impacts of change. He helps clients see how a change in legislation, regulation, or general economic conditions affects production, employment, wages, and tax revenues directly and indirectly. A change in the demand for the...

Alan P. Meister

Principal Economist

Dr. Meister is an economist specializing in the application of economic analysis to litigation, regulatory, public policy, and economic development, and business operations matters.Dr. Meister provides economic research, analysis, and expert testimony in various types of litigation, including...

Walter Pesenti

Senior Vice President

Walter Pesenti is a Senior Vice President in Nathan Associates’ Energy Practice. His focus is on leading Nathan Associates’ energy and oil and gas prominence across all industry sectors, with a particular focus on operational excellence, asset management, operations, and capital projects programs...

Ram Tamara

Vice President and Senior Economic Adviser; Acting Executive Director, Nathan India

Dr. Tamara, a Nathan Associates vice president and the firm's senior economic adviser, is an expert in industrial organization as well as behavioral and financial economics. He also serves as acting executive director of Nathan’s Indian subsidiary, Nathan Economic Consulting India Private Ltd. (...

Douglas Young

Principal Consultant

Mr. Young specializes in applying financial, economic, and statistical analyses to estimate damages in complex business litigation. He has provided expert testimony regarding economic damages in commercial dispute, consumer fraud, antitrust, bankruptcy, and investment suitability and trust fund...

Academic Affiliates

Clyde W. Barrow

Academic Affiliate, Nathan Associates Inc.; Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Barrow specializes in public policy research and analysis. His areas of expertise include feasibility analysis, economic impact analysis, regional economic development, survey development and implementation, and policy analysis. He has provided consulting services to private companies, business...

David R. Borges

Academic Affiliate, Nathan Associates; Director of Research & Administration, Public Policy Center, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Mr. Borges is an Academic Affiliate with Nathan Associates, and the Director of Research and Administration for the Public Policy Center at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. In addition to being involved in nearly all of the Center’s operation, he has worked on projects for state and...

Stephen E. Christophe

Professor of Finance, George Mason University School of Management

Dr. Christophe is an award-winning teacher and researcher at George Mason University. His research focuses on security valuation, the trading behavior of market participants, and the impact of short selling on financial markets. He is well published in academic journals, including the Journal of...

Michael G. Ferri

Foundation Chair in Finance, George Mason University

Michael Ferri is the Foundation Chair in Finance at the School of Management of George Mason University, having held academic positions at the University of Kentucky, the University of South Carolina, and John Carroll University. He is the co-author with Frank Fabozzi and Franco Modigliani of...

John J. Repa

Affiliate, Nathan Associates; President, Hospitality and Gaming Solutions LLC

Mr. Repa has more than three decades of experience in the gaming, hospitality, and tourism industries. He specializes in assisting public and private sector clients with development, transaction, operation, and strategic business planning matters. His practice includes a wide spectrum of advisory...

William F. Shughart, II

J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice, Department of Economics & Finance, Utah State University

Dr. Shughart has published numerous books and scholarly articles and is an active consultant, also serving as an expert economist in matters before federal courts and the Mississippi Public Service Commission. Before joining the faculty at Utah State University, he was a professor of economics at...

David A. Walker

John A. Largay Professor of Finance and Director Emeritus Capital Markets Research Center, School of Business, Georgetown University

Before joining the faculty at Georgetown University, Dr. Walker served on the faculties of Northwestern University and the Pennsylvania State University and was a research scientist at George Washington University. He also held professional positions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,...

Doug Walker

Academic Affiliate, Nathan Associates Inc.; Professor, College of Charleston

Dr. Walker is a leading expert on gambling economics. In addition to teaching and conducting research, he has served as a consultant on gaming-related issues for a variety of governments and industry organizations, including the American Gaming Association, the Canadian Gaming Association, the...

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