Robert Damuth

Principal Consultant


M.A., Economics, Brown University, 1979
B.A., Economics, University of Montana, 1977

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Mr. Damuth's expertise lies in helping people understand the economic impacts of change. He helps clients see how a change in legislation, regulation, or general economic conditions affects production, employment, wages, and tax revenues directly and indirectly. A change in the demand for the product or service of one industry has a direct effect on the industry itself and indirect effects on other industries, resulting in a total effect that exceeds the initial change by several orders of magnitude.

For the past decade he has focused on the impact of change on the information technology sector. In addition to estimating the economic impact of demand for semiconductors, software, and products and services of high-tech entrepreneurs, he has analyzed the impact of the emerging Web services ecosystem on the business value of partnering, examined how newly emerging enterprise software such as electronic order-entry systems will enhance the efficiency of personal computer manufacturers, estimated the U.S.-owned software industry’s contribution to the U.S. balance of trade, analyzed the role of IT in economic development, and estimated the impacts of software piracy.

Selected Expert Testimony
"Expert, Supplemental, and Addendum Reports of Robert J. Damuth" in Cause No. 03-8984, District Court of Dallas County, Texas, 68th Judicial District, December 20, 2004, March 4, 2005, and June 6, 2005, respectively.
"Verified Statement of Robert J. Damuth, Director of Policy Studies, Nathan Associates Inc." Before the Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Docket OST-1998-3468; Notice No. 98-15, RIN 2105 ACOO, Transportation for Individuals with Disabilities, in the Response of Greyhound Lines, Inc. to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, May 26, 1998.

"Rebuttal Testimony of Robert J. Damuth concerning Second Class Regular Rate Reclassification on Behalf of the American Business Press," Before the Postal Rate Commission in Mail Classification Schedule, 1995 Classification Reform I, Docket No. MC95-1, October 2, 1995.

"An Assessment of the FTC Staff Report 'A Comparative Analysis of Cosmetic Contact Lens Fitting by Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and Opticians' and Its Relevance to the FTC Proposed Rulemaking for Eyeglasses II," in the matter of Ophthalmic Practice Rules; Proposed Trade Regulation Rule (Eyeglasses II): Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (50 Fed. Reg. 598, January 4, 1985), Public Record No. 215-63.

Economics and Business Specialties
Applied Microeconomics
   Input-Output Analysis
   Market Structure and Pricing
Development Planning and Policy Project Analysis
Public Economics
   Fiscal Policy and Behavior
   Taxation and Subsidies
Technological Change
   Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
   Intellectual Property Rights: National and International
   Government Policy Issues

Litigation Consulting Experience
Contract, Fraud, Misrepresentation, and Other Commercial Litigation
Damage Analysis

Industry Knowledge and Experience
   Personal computers
Primary Products
   Oil and gas exploration, development, and production
  IT and channel distribution
   Retail trade
   Software publishing
   Government policy
   Intercity bus passengers
   Oceangoing freight
   Postal service

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Economic impacts, market/business analytics, and cost/benefit analysis

Industry Experience

Information and Communication Technology Industries, Moving and Storage Industry, and Motorcoach Transportation

Selected Publications & Presentations

"Hunting for Mushrooms in India," Business Today, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 14, 2007 (co-author).
Private Copying Levies on Digital Equipment and Media: Direct Effects on Consumers and Producers and Indirect Effects on Sales of Online Music and Ringtones, Business Software Alliance Europe, May 2006.
Information Technology in the Economy of India, NASSCOM, New Delhi, April 2005 (co-author).

Impact of 9/11 on Demand for Intercity Bus Passenger Transportation Services, Greyhound Lines, Inc., Dallas, December 2004
Saving Corporations from Themselves? Imposing Limits on Corporate Debt,Irving Zuckerman Trust, Washington, D.C., 2003.

The Critical Role of the Software Industry in Economic Growth: Focus Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. CompTIA, Washington, D.C., December 2003 (co-author).

Elasticity of Demand for Greyhound Bus Service, 1993-2002.
Greyhound Lines, Inc., Dallas, July 2003.

Software and the U.S. Economy, 2000 and 2001. Business Software Alliance, Washington, D.C., January 2003.

Economy, Information Technology, and the Critical Role of the Software & Services Sector: Focus Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA. October 2002 (co-author).

Partnering with Microsoft to Create Value in the Web Services Ecosystem, Microsoft Corp., Seattle, WA, July, 2001.

Forecasting a Robust Future, an Economic Study of the U.S. Software Industry, Business Software Alliance, Washington, D.C., June 1999.

Economic Impacts of Demand for Playing Interactive Entertaiment Software. Interactive Digital Software Association, Washington, D.C., April 2001

The New High-Tech Entrepreneurs, Bringing the Efficiency & Productivity of Personal Computing to U.S. Companies, Microsoft Corp., Seattle, WA, June 1998.

America's Semiconductor Industry: Turbocharging the U.S. Economy, Semiconductor Industry Association, San Jose, CA, 1998.

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