Putting applied economics to the test in the give and take of markets around the world since 1946.


When Robert Nathan founded Nathan Associates in 1946, a handful of consulting economists adapted the economic techniques that had proved so valuable to the U.S. Government during World War II to solve the problems facing U.S. industries and foreign governments. Trained in economic analysis and research, they believed that they could use economic principles and data to guide policies and operations in a way that would ultimately make a positive difference in people's lives.

Now, nearly 70 years later and grounded in the same principles and guided by the same core values, our employees are motivated by the belief that we can make a difference. Our consulting staff has grown many times over, and we have expanded our services and geographical reach while remaining small enough to personally ensure the quality of our work.

Our services for public and private sector clients include

  • Analysis of the economic impacts of public policy;
  • Analysis of and testimony on economic issues in regulatory proceedings;
  • Expert testimony on liability and damages in antitrust, financial markets, intellectual property infringement, and trade litigation;
  • Analysis of infrastructure planning, policy, and investment needs and feasibility;
  • Analysis of the economic costs and benefits of recognizing and enforcing intellectual property rights; and
  • Supplementing and building capacity in trade policy.

We provide these services in a wide range of sectors--from primary products to services and from manufacturing to transportation and communications. And our clients range from U.S. law firms and trade associations to foreign governments and international aid agencies.


Our fiscal year 2017 statement on modern slavery and human trafficking, which details our zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery, is available as a PDF document here

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