Dr. Caves’ Econometric Bond Pricing Analysis Among Expert Work Deemed “Essential” To Rapidly Securing $386.5 Million from World’s Largest Banks

GSE Bonds Antitrust Litigation was a class action in which 16 of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions allegedly conspired to fix the prices of debt securities issued by government sponsored entities (“GSEs”), such as the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. To fund operations critical to the financing…

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  1. The Intrigue of Econometrics: Dr. Kevin Caves’ Story

    “Economics was an elective at my high school but it sounded boring, so I elected not to take it.” Now a professional economist with decades of experience, published research, federal court testimony, and an econometric technique named after him in STATA, Infotech Consulting’s newest Economic Expert, Dr. Kevin Caves, didn’t start college with a plan…

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  2. Getting to Know Director of Data Management Paul Manning

    As the Director of Data Management and longtime analyst, Paul Manning is always looking at data, something that makes a decent amount of people go cross-eyed even hearing the term. But to him, it’s not just points on a graph.  It’s the details of all the different ways to describe carpet. It’s the recipe for…

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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