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 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (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.

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