Dr. Eric Fruits is an economics, finance, and statistics expert based in Portland, Oregon and directing the firm’s work in the Pacific-Northwest region. Dr. Fruits has produced numerous research studies involving economic analysis, financial modeling, and statistical analysis, and provides expert witness testimony in state, federal, and international courts.
He has authored peer-reviewed articles on initial public offerings, the municipal bond market, and the formation and operation of cartels. His economic analysis has been widely cited and 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.
Antitrust, valuation, damages, Daubert, economic and financial analysis, IP, labor and employment disputes, public policy, regulation and antitrust, securities, statistics
Securities, real estate, public pension systems, construction, computer hardware, software, high technology, agriculture, banking, consumer and commercial electronics, convenience stores, entertainment, entertainment/ broadcasting, consumer products, government, healthcare, human rights, war crimes, manufacturing, maritime, medical devices, motor fuel, natural gas, natural resources, pensions, petroleum, provision of health care services, retail, semiconductors, software, telecommunications, transportation
Market power and cartel formation: Theory and an empirical test. Journal of Law and Economics, with D. Filson, E. Keen, and T. Borcherding. 44:465–480. 2001.
A comprehensive evaluation of the comparative cost of negotiated and competitive methods of municipal bond issuance. Municipal Finance Journal, with R. J. Pozdena, J. Booth, and R. Smith. 28(4):15–41. Winter 2008.
Managerial ownership, compensation, and initial public offerings. In Marr, M. and Hirschey, M., editors, Advances in Financial Economics, volume 2. JAI Press. 1996.
Compact development and greenhouse gas emissions: A review of recent research. Center for Real Estate Quarterly Journal, 5(1):2–7. Winter 2011.
Test bank for W. B. Brueggeman and J. D. Fisher. Real Estate Finance and Investments, 14th ed. McGraw-Hill/Irwin. 2010.