Notes from the ASSA Annual Conference

1/31/18 12:48 PM

This blog post was written by Summit Analysts Bela Reeves and Katie Lettunich. 

During the first weekend in January 2018, Summit's Dr. Albert Lee, Dr. Eddie Seiler, Bela Reeves, and Katie Lettunich made their way to chilly Philadelphia for the Allied Social Science Association's (ASSA) Annual Conference Meeting. This conference, sponsored by the American Economic Association (AEA), drew over 10,000 economists from across the globe. Summit staff connected with other economic professionals who perform rigorous analysis in the fields such as structured finance and labor discrimination.

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Topics: litigation analytics

Strength In Numbers: Using Regression for Pay Equity Analyses

1/26/18 11:11 AM

In the next post of our blog series on how statistics can be useful in litigation cases, Dr. Shane Thompson discusses how regression can be a powerful tool in pay equity cases.

In our first post of this series, we discussed how evidence in the courtroom is becoming more and more quantitative. Correspondingly, statistical and regression models are vital tools for presenting evidence. In this post, we discuss the power and necessity of regression using a specific example: pay equity analysis.

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Topics: litigation analytics, strength in numbers

Finding Strength In Numbers

1/12/18 10:00 AM

In the first post of this blog series on how to use statistics in litigation cases, Dr. Albert Lee and Dr. Shane Thompson discuss finding strength in numbers. 

At a particularly critical juncture at the Nomura trial, Judge Denise Cote famously quipped “you know, some things don’t lie. There’s math [for example].”[1] This is emblematic of an era when evidence is quantitative and fairness means statistical parity. To be effective advocates in the court room, litigators are increasingly required to fashion their arguments in statistical terms. They must either affirmatively present relevant and compelling statistical evidence, or identify logical and methodological flaws of evidence in rebuttal. Correspondingly, statisticians and economists are becoming vital collaborators for legal counsel.

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Topics: litigation analytics, strength in numbers

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