Carole Amidon-Johansson specializes in economic and statistical analyses for labor and employment matters.

She routinely provides statistical analyses with regard to allegations of race, gender, and ethnicity differences in compensation, hiring, promotion, and termination decisions. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in studying differences in compensation and other terms of employment.

Dr. Amidon-Johansson has provided testimony in state and federal court and before regulating agencies, such as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs regarding compensation differences by race, gender, and age. She has also provided testimony in race and gender discrimination matters involving issues of promotion and termination. On a consulting basis, Dr. Amidon-Johansson has provided analyses of compensation, estimations of damages due to alleged unpaid overtime and off-the-clock work, and damages related to reduction-in-force events and denial of promotions.

Dr. Amidon-Johansson earned her doctoral degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in econometrics, labor economics, and finance. She has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Arkansas and undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from Alma College, and attended the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

Employment History

ERS Group
2009 – 2015
Research economist
1999 – 2009

University of Illinois
Research assistant
1994 – 1999

University of Arkansas

Professional Affiliations

American Economic Association

National Industry Liaison Group

American Bar Association
Labor and Employment Section

Areas of Expertise


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
PhD, Labor Economics and Finance, 2002

University of Arkansas
MA, Economics, 1992

Alma College
BA, Mathematics and Economics, 1992

University of Aberdeen
Study abroad, 1991


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