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Michael Ward

Los Angeles, California

Michael Ward is Senior Vice President of Welch Consulting and is resident in their Los Angeles office. He has testified on statistical and economic matters in a broad range of litigation settings in both federal and state courts. His testifying experience includes statistical analysis of employment practices in age, race and gender discrimination cases, class action wage and hour litigation, as well as issues bearing on economic loss in single-plaintiff employment cases.

Dr. Ward received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Before joining Welch Consulting, he was Senior Economist at RAND, where he directed federally-funded research on women’s employment patterns and wages, job turnover rates for young men, the U.S. private pension plan system, and the earnings and retirement decisions of older workers. Dr. Ward also taught on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Economic Association, The American Statistical Association, American Compensation Association and the Society of Labor Economists. Dr. Ward has served as a reviewer for most of the major economics journals and on peer review panels of the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. He has also served as chairman of the U.S. Census Advisory Committee on Population Statistics and authored numerous professional articles dealing with the statistical analysis of economic data.

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