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Carole Amidon

Associate Director


Carole Amidon specializes in economic and statistical analyses for labor and employment matters. She routinely provides statistical analyses with regard to allegations of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and age discrimination in hiring, promotion, termination, and compensation.

Dr. Amidon has provided testimony in an OFCCP investigation regarding compensation analysis. In other OFCCP investigations, she has analyzed issues of hiring, compensation, promotion, and termination. She was the managing editor of the Illinois Statistical Abstract during graduate school and published articles in the Illinois Business Review.


  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Ph.D., Labor Economics and Finance, 2002
  • University of Arkansas
    M.A., Economics, 1992
  • Alma College
    B.A., Mathematics and Economics, 1992
  • University of Aberdeen
    Study Abroad, 1991

Employment History

ERS Group
2009 - 2015
Research economist
1999 - 2009

University of Illinois
Research assistant
1994 - 1999

University of Arkansas



List of Teachers Rated as Excellent by Their Students (Top 10% of Teaching Assistants), University of Illinois, 1995

University of Arkansas Graduate Student Fellowship, 1992-1994


Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association
  • National Industry Liaison Group
  • American Bar Association
    Labor and Employment Section