Bill Hamm is an economics consultant with high-level experience in both business and government. An expert on financial institutions, mortgage lending, and public finance, he has been the executive vice-president/chief operating officer of a AAA-rated $50-billion bank. He has also run a $1.5-billion loan servicing business unit for an S&P 500 company.
Prior to entering the private sector, Dr. Hamm headed the non-partisan Legislative Analyst's Office in California, where he earned a nationwide reputation for objectivity, expertise, and credibility on public policy issues ranging from taxation to healthcare. In addition, he spent eight years in the Executive Office of the President in Washington, DC, where he headed a division of the Office of Management and Budget responsible for analyzing the programs and budgets of the Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Administration, and other federal agencies.
As an economics consultant, Dr. Hamm specializes in helping courts, legislative bodies, and the public develop a sound understanding of complex economic and public policy issues. During the past 15 years, he has given expert testimony at 20-plus trials and has spent more than 75 days on the witness stand. His expert opinions have addressed lost profits, reliance damages, restitution, just compensation for takings, interest-rate risk management, product profitability, predatory lending, prejudgment interest, and economic impact analysis.
Dr. Hamm has a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. His doctoral dissertation is titled "Wage Determination in Public Utilities." He is a member of the American Economic Association and the American Law and Economics Association, a fellow of the National Academy for Public Administration, a founding principal of the Council for Excellence in Government, and a trustee of Freedom from Hunger.
University of Michigan Ph.D., Economics, 1969 M.A., Economics, 1966
Dartmouth College A.B., Government, 1964
LECG, LLC Managing director 1996 - 2010
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Executive vice president, chief operating officer 1992 - 1995 Senior vice president 1991 - 1992
World Savings and Loan Association Vice president - Loan Service manager 1988 - 1990 Vice president - Director of Operations Analysis 1986 - 1988
State of California Legislative Analyst 1977 - 1986
Executive Office of the President - Office of Management and Budget Deputy associate director - Division chief 1976 - 1977 Assistant division director - Chief of HUD Branch 1972 - 1976 Budget analyst 1969 - 1972
William A. Jump Memorial Foundation Meritorious Award for Exemplary Achievement in Public Administration 1974
Institute for Public Utilities Fellowship University of Michigan, 1968
NSF Fellowship National Science Foundation, 1967
Phi Beta Kappa Dartmouth College, 1964
Colby Prize (shared) Dartmouth College, 1964
Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations Fellowship University of Michigan, 1964