Gary R. Skoog, PhD.

Legal Econometrics, Inc.
1527 Basswood Circle
Glenview, IL 60025

(847) 729-6154 (voice)
(847) 729-6158 (fax)
gskoog@legaleconometrics.com
gskoog@umich.edu

De Paul University
Department of Economics
1 E. Jackson Blvd, Room 6225
Chicago, IL 60604

Dr. Skoog's De Paul Web Page


gskoog@depaul.edu

Legal Econometrics, Inc. provides consultation, expert reports, and testimony in the following areas:
-Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
-Lost Earnings and Earnings Capacity
-Employment Law - Back Pay, Front Pay, Loss of Future Capacity, Statistical Analysis of Discrimination
-Statistical Analysis
-Business Damages: Lost Sales and Profits
-Other Areas

-One such "other" area involves the worklife tables of Vocational Economics, Inc.,
Vocational Econometrics, Inc. and Dr. Anthony Gamboa (the "Gamboa Tables").
The New Worklife Expectancy Tables Revised 2006 version appears as the work
of Dr. Anthony Gamboa and Mr. David Gibson.Previous versions in 2002, 1998, 1995,
1991 and 1987 listed Anthony Gamboa as the sole author, hence "the Gamboa Tables."
These tables are heavily methodologically flawed, and should not be used as
a basis on which to calculate diminished worklife expectancy due to a disability.
Peer reviewed academic papers providing the basis for this conclusion may be
downloaded in the publications area in the left frame. Two of those papers were co-authored
with the late David Toppino (1999 and 2002), one with my De Paul colleague James Ciecka (2001)
and one with James Rodgers and James Ciecka (2002).

-Another such area involves FELA cases and the worklife expectancy of railroad workers.
Their worklife expectancy has been calculated in two papers which appear in the left frame
publications area, again joint work with Jim Ciecka (1998 and 2006).

-A final such area involves so called "hedonic damages" or "value of life" economic losses.
It is my opinion, along with most of the forensic economics profession, that these
calculations, while valid for the public finance cost benefit analyses for which
they were developed (where they apply to small changes in ex ante risk), are completely
inappropriate when applied ex poste, to particular and not anonymous, lives, within a
personal injury or wrongful death context as measures of compensation.

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