About this blog
This is the personal blog of Dr. Eric Fruits, an economics expert, finance expert, and statistics expert.
- This blog is an informal look at a wide range of issues in economics, finance, and statistics.
- Some posts are based on original research, some may be copy-and-pasted from other sources, and others may be some combination of the two.
- Information, conclusions, and opinions in posts are not expert opinions. Blog posts largely are based on casual or informal review of issues and data.
- Any conclusions or opinions are those of the author’s and do not reflect the views of any individual or organization.
About the author
Dr. Eric Fruits is a managing economist at Nathan Associates Inc. and an adjunct professor of economics at Portland State University. He has produced numerous research studies involving economic analysis, financial modeling, and statistical analysis. As an expert witness, he has provided expert testimony in state court, federal court, and an international court.
As an economic damages expert, Dr. Fruits has provided expert testimony regarding business valuation, lost profits, and foregone income. He has been a testifying expert in cases involving real estate valuation, health care services, and transportation and shipping services. He has provided expert testimony to state courts and federal courts.
As a finance expert, Dr. Fruits has been a testifying expert and provided expert consulting services in cases alleging insider trading. He is a securities expert who has conducted numerous research studies on financial issues, including initial public offerings and municipal bonds.
As a statistical expert, Dr. Fruits has provided expert testimony regarding real estate transactions, profit projections, agricultural commodities, and war crimes allegations. His expert testimony has been submitted to state courts, federal courts, and an international court.
Dr. Fruits is a Daubert expert who has testified in federal court on the methods and procedures of science and described the Daubert standard to an international tribunal.
Dr. Fruits is an antitrust expert who has written articles on price fixing and cartels for the top-tier Journal of Law and Economics. He has assisted in the review of several mergers including Exxon-Mobil, BP-Arco, and Nestle-Ralston. He has worked on many antitrust lawsuits, including Weyerhaeuser v. Ross-Simmons, a predatory bidding case that was ultimately decided by the United States Supreme Court. His article on antitrust economics was published in the top-tier Journal of Law and Economics.
He has written peer-reviewed articles on initial public offerings (IPOs), the municipal bond market, and the formation and operation of cartels. His economic analysis has been widely cited and has been published in The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
Dr. Fruits has been affiliated with Portland State University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, University of Southern California, Indiana University, and the Claremont Colleges. Prior to joining Nathan Associates Inc., he has been an economic consultant with Economics International Corp., LECG, ECONorthwest, and Econ One Research.
Eric Fruits, Ph.D.