Charles J. Cicchetti, Ph.D., was a founding member of Pacific Economics Group, Inc. and has been a senior advisor to a major specialized expert services firm and an accounting firm.

He has frequently appeared as an expert witness in financial matters, contract disputes, damage analysis, antitrust, patents, and regulatory matters. He has testified more than 250 times before state, provincial, and federal regulatory commissions in the United States and Canada; approximately 50 times in civil, criminal, and arbitration proceedings; and more than 20 times before legislative and federal agency committees.

Dr. Cicchetti has written more than 20 books and more than 80 professional articles, and given more than 100 speeches over his 40-plus-year career. He started and managed three small businesses. He has taught finance courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, most recently at the University of Southern California. He has advised governments in developing nations with respect to developing power industry, including various ownership methodologies including Build Own Transfer, Build Own Operate and Transfer, and various sales and lease-back arrangements.

Employment History

University of Southern California
Adjunct professor, 1991 – 2008
Jeffrey J. Miller Professor in Government, Business, and the Economy, 1998 – 2006

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Deputy director, Energy and Environmental Policy Center, 1987 – 1990

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, 1979 – 1986
Associate professor, Economics and Environmental Studies, 1974 – 1979
Visiting associate professor, Economics and Environmental Studies, 1972 – 1974

School of Natural Resources of the University of Michigan
Associate lecturer, 1972

Post-Doctoral Research Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C., 1969 – 1972

Rutgers University
Instructor, 1968 – 1969

Community/Civic Involvement

Sally’s Rescue Inc.
Co-founder and board member

Areas of Expertise


Rutgers University
Ph.D., Economics, 1969

Colorado College
B.A., 1965

US Air Force Academy
1961 – 1964


Leo Mohl Award for Best Senior Thesis in Economics, Colorado College, 1965

Kaye Prize for Outstanding Student in Economics, Colorado College, 1965