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Economic, Statistical and Computing Experts

Q: Where would you turn if you wanted to know how
prices and promotions affect sales across your portfolio
of products?

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Two of the world's largest beverage bottlers turned to
economists now at AACG Economic Consulting.

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Q: Where would you turn if you needed to know why
Medicaid and Medicare costs were skyrocketing at
your hospital?

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A: Dozens of healthcare institutions have turned to
economists now at AACG Economic Consulting to
understand what drove major changes in charges.

WHERE WOULD YOU TURN?

Economic, Statistical and Computing Experts

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Q: Where would you turn if you needed proof that
$ billions of your assets were being traded fairly
at a hedge fund or mutual fund?

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A: Corporations, law firms, and the US Department
of Labor asked economists now at AACG
Economic Consulting.

WHERE WOULD YOU TURN?

Economic, Statistical and Computing Experts

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Economic, Statistical and Computing Experts

Q: Where would you turn for more consistent and
comprehensive broadband availability metrics than
even the FCC has?

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A: AACG publishes more comprehensive and consistent
broadband performance and competition metrics than
the FCC.

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Q: Where would you turn if you needed expert testimony
on the quality of telecommunications services?

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A: Verizon and SBC (now AT&T) turned to economists
now at AACG Economic Consulting.

WHERE WOULD YOU TURN?

Economic, Statistical and Computing Experts

Selected Publications
Libor Manipulation?

Is LIBOR Still Being Manipulated?: Identifying Colluders with Methods of Detecting LIBOR Tampering
We analyze the one-month U.S. Dollar London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR) between January 1987 and February 2015 to determine whether there are signs of manipulation based on a previously published test that has appeared in a peer reviewed economics journal and been cited in the business press and legal filings of major financial disputes.

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Consistent Measurement of Broadband Availability: FCC Data through 12/2015
This paper provides several, consistent measures of broadband availability from 2009 to 2015, based on data available on the FCC’s website. They reveal substantial growth in the numbers of broadband providers over time. The FCC analysis has not provided consistent measures over time or even sufficient overlap in evolving measures to assess the evolution of competition over time.

Intellectual Property
Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit are increasingly calling for economic and statistical methods that scientifically measure the demand for the product in question in the absence of infringement.

Antitrust
The fundamental economic justification for these laws has made the economic and statistical methods used to interpret antitrust laws some of the most sophisticated in the legal arena.

Labor, Employment, Discrimination and Statistics
The evolution of employment and labor litigation calls for experts who understand the fundamental principals of labor and employment disputes and can apply them in this evolving landscape.

Telecommunications
The speed at which the communications industry is evolving means rapid change in regulation and increasing complexity for businesses trying to optimize profits, satisfy regulatory requirements, and avoid or respond to litigation.

Scientific Fraud Detection
The regulatory environment for investment management companies is becoming increasingly demanding. In the past, spot checks were considered sufficient for showing compliance. This is no longer the case. Make your monitoring program a selling advantage.

The Revenge of the Redwoods?
Reconsidering Property Rights and the Economic Allocation of Natural Resources.

Healthcare
The US health care industry is large, complex, diverse, and growing. So too are its litigations and regulatory actions.  Providers are increasingly subject to whistleblowers with alleged False Claims Act (FCA) violations and audits by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through risk-based methods, which require advanced statistical knowledge to understand or challenge.

Defined Contribution Plan Employer Match Suspensions During The Financial Crisis
Participants experienced reductions in median employer contributions of 2% between 2007 and 2008 and another 13% from 2008 to 2009. Employer contributions generally rebounded in 2011, but remained below pre-crisis levels. Substantial differences existed by plan size and by industry.

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