Michael McDonald has over eighteen years of experience advising clients and providing analyses for expert testimony in antitrust, class action certification, damages analysis, data analytics, false advertising, intellectual property, and public policy matters.

He has directed and conducted a wide range of complex quantitative and qualitative analyses that have been presented in federal and state courts; before national and international arbitration panels; and before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and Copyright Royalty Board.

Dr. McDonald’s quantitative analyses include econometric and statistical analysis, analysis of large databases, discounted cash-flow analysis, and the analysis of credit worthiness. The econometric analyses include the estimation of demand and antitrust overcharges, determination of competitive effects and antitrust impact, stock and bond market event studies, time series analysis, and hedonic pricing models.

Dr. McDonald’s consulting experience includes a wide range of industries such as animal feed, building products, commercial aircraft, department stores, food and beverages, lawn and garden products, medical equipment, mining and metals, microprocessors, petroleum, printing equipment, pulp and paper, security and detection equipment, telecommunications, and vitamins. Dr. McDonald received his PhD in economics from George Mason University and has published in the fields of antitrust, econometrics, and public choice economics.

Employment History

Office director and principal
2007 – 2011
Co-office director and principal
2005 – 2007
2000 – 2005

Capital Economics
Senior economist
1998 – 2000
1992 – 1998

Areas of Expertise


George Mason University
PhD, Economics, 1993
MA, Economics, 1989

Western Oregon State College
BS, Economics, 1986