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Examples of Special & Unusual Projects

Brown Economic has honed a reputation for preparing “court-ready” reports for individuals who have been injured, or for families where a member has died, from a motor vehicle accident (or any other reason for the interruption).  In these cases, Brown Economic does a thorough analysis of the injured or deceased’s background, investigating their qualifications, work history and career aspirations.  Salary and wage data are vetted carefully in the statistical benchmarking that is done to try to predict the injured or deceased person’s age-earnings profile until retirement.  Then, economic data is thoroughly researched and examined for applicability with some of the key contingencies - fringe benefits, unemployment rates, disability rates, etc.  Readers of our newsletter are familiar with many of these topics.

What the reader may not know is that Brown Economic has been hired to work on numerous unusual and unique assignments.  Here is a list of some of them:

[1]  This project was spearheaded by Dr. Stephen Clark, one of Brown Economic's Atlantic consultants.
[2]  The Food Safety and Quality Policy Directorate ("FSQPD") of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada define traceability as "the ability to follow an item, or a group of items, whether animal, plant, food product or ingredient, from one point in the supply chain to another, either backwards or forwards".
[3]  This project was spearheaded by Dr. Stephen Clark, one of Brown Economic's Atlantic consultants.
[4]  Resulted in working paper and jointly published article between Dr. Herb Emery at the University of Calgary and Brown Economic's Principal, Cara Brown, entitled "The Impact of Disability on Earnings and Labour Force Participation in Canada: Evidence from the 2001 PALS and from Canadian case law" Journal of Legal Economics vol. 16, no. 2, April 2010.
[5]  The most recent article is entitled "Personal Consumption Rates for Canada: Update of 2000 PCRs Using 2007-08 Survey of Household Spending data" Journal of Forensic Economics 23(2), 2012.
[6]  Resulted in a $10 million settlement.
[7]  Brown Economic's Principal, Cara Brown, testified in Muir v. Alberta (1995).
[8]  Dr. Stephen Clark and Ms. Brown prepared the report jointly for Agriculture Canada.