How a Statistician Sets Goals: Dr. McClave’s 3 Principles

I am a self-admitted goal-setting addict. My addiction began in my early thirties when I listened to the motivational tapes – yep, back then we listened to tapes on our car tape players – of Earl Nightingale. “You become what you think about” was Earl’s primary thesis and it resonated with me. So, I began…

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  1. Using Econometric Analysis in Indirect Purchaser Class Action Cases

    Using Econometric Analysis in Indirect Purchaser Class Action Cases Defendants are defendants, but plaintiffs can wear many hats — class plaintiff, direct action plaintiff, indirect plaintiff, opt-out plaintiff — each presenting their own version of their litigation story. In our practice, the Infotech Consulting team has seen a growing number of indirect class action cases,…

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  2. AAI’s 14th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference: Through New Eyes

    Recently, we both had the pleasure of attending AAI’s 14th Annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference. As young professionals who entered a field heavily focused on antitrust litigation earlier this year, our first AAI conference was a very informative experience. Despite this event transitioning online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it truly seemed like the show…

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  3. Five Industries that Will Dramatically Change as a Result of COVID-19

    We are now in the midst of a prolonged pandemic with no end in sight. Not only has this pandemic led to a deep economic recession, but it is dramatically changing the economic landscape. As an economist, I foresee major transformations of business models in various industries because of COVID-19. A key reason for this…

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  4. The Changing Competitive Landscape Due to COVID-19: The Impact on the Retail Sector

    The now prolonged COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the U.S. and global economy hard. U.S. GDP in the second quarter of this year fell a whopping 9.5%! And the unemployment rate remains above 10%, though it has improved in recent months. While the economy has recently been improving, the prospect of a prolonged pandemic raises serious…

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  5. Employee Spotlight: Rob Kneuper – Expert Economist

    “Oh, my first impression was that everybody was having way too much fun.”  About three years ago, Rob Kneuper joined Infotech Consulting as an economic expert.  “In my years of working in large consulting firms, we would joke around a bit, but for the most part it was very serious – there were many millions…

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  6. From the Statistics Classroom to the Real World: Takeaways from a Consulting Internship – Hayden Hampton

    Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I have always had a plan. I recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Statistics.  I entered the working world with a sense of optimism and options for my future. I was fortunate to have been able to…

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  7. The Economic Impact of COVID-19: The Plight of Small Businesses

    COVID-19 is dramatically changing the economic landscape. Some industries are faring well while others are being devastated by the pandemic. Businesses are rapidly adapting to the demands and peculiarities of living within the constraints of a pandemic. Of particular concern to me is the plight of small businesses. In many ways, small businesses are the…

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  8. Summer 2020 Intern Reflection

    In May of 2020, our four summer interns braved the new world of remote internships. In years past, the Infotech Consulting interns have co-occupied the large southeast corner office on the third floor of our headquarters in Gainesville, Florida. Due to the coronavirus, our offices converted to a remote work situation. Knowing the immense mutual…

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  9. Mental Preparedness vs Stress

    Starting my career during this global pandemic has been no easy task, but I am fortunate to have joined such a great group of people who have made this transition feel seamless. Something that I really appreciate during this unprecedented time is Infotech’s emphasis on wellness. Our company’s Wellness Committee posts weekly challenges in one of…

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