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Young Guests of Nathan Hope to Serve Myanmar

October 29, 2014 —Three young adults with a strong commitment to serving their native Myanmar are making the rounds of Washington, D.C., and observing work at Nathan Associates as recipients of fellowships from the Robert R. Nathan Memorial Foundation. The three—Wint War Lwin,  Zaw Yadanar Hein,...

Tyler Cowen Gives Well Above Average Talk at Nathan

October 24, 2014—Information technology and globalization have caused an “unbalanced growth model” with implications for advanced and developing economies alike, best-selling economist Tyler Cowen told Nathan employees. Cowen, a professor at George Mason University, gave his assessment while...

Plaintiffs Face a Higher Burden when Measuring Damages

October 7, 2014—Consumers and businesses that want to pursue money damages as part of a legal dispute face increasing obstacles to quantifying the extent of financial harm, say experts at Nathan Associates. This is especially true in class actions, said Russell L. Lamb, an expert witness and...

Martin Asher Joins Nathan Associates' Litigation Practice

October 2, 2014--Martin Asher, former director of undergraduate Research and Scholars Programs at Wharton, has joined Nathan Associates as a Principal Economist and expert witness. Dr. Asher will be supporting the firm’s work in commercial litigation, class certification, and damage analysis....

Chaudhary, Tolle Join Nathan Board

August 14, 2014—Usha Chaudhary, chief financial officer and vice president at the Washington Post, and Wolfgang Tolle, a Northern Virginia technology entrepreneur and international business executive, have joined Nathan Associates Inc.’s board of directors. Ms. Chaudhary and Mr. Tolle were elected...

Approach to Monitoring Port Performance Unveiled at IAME Conference 2014

August 12, 2014—There seem to be as many ways to gauge port performance as there are analysts—but is this abundance efficient or even useful? Is there a simpler way, for example, to rank the performance of terminals without imposing onerous data collection requirements? These questions were...

Alleged Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products Cartel

Buyers of replacement automobile lights, bulbs, and similar parts sued manufacturers and distributors in 2009, alleging the defendants conspired to fix prices. Lawyers for the buyers in this class-action case retained Dr. Russell Lamb to analyze whether all class members were injured as a result of...

Alleged Detroit MLS Cartel

Buyers of real-estate brokerage services in Southeastern Michigan, a group that includes couples selling their homes, filed a class-action lawsuit in 2010 alleging that a group of real estate brokers and the Realcomp II’s Multiple Listing Service colluded to prevent competition from “innovative...

Alleged Titanium Dioxide Cartel

In 2010, direct purchasers of titanium dioxide, a widely used pigment, filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that chemical companies conspired to fix prices for the product. Lawyers for the proposed plaintiff class retained Dr. Russell Lamb to analyze whether it was possible to establish that...

Richard Blankfeld, Long-Time Nathan Economist, Dies

Richard Blankfeld, who joined Nathan Associates in 1978 and played an integral role in the firm’s evolution, has died after struggling for more than two years with cancer.Richard Blankfeld in Stonetown, Zanzibar, in February 2011“Richard was a diligent economist, known for his practicality in...

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