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Michael Salve

Managing Director

Michael Salve is an applied economist with experience in advanced statistical sampling methods, complex damage models, healthcare claims sampling, False Claims Act matters, econometric modeling, and commercial disputes.

He holds a doctorate in economics, with concentrations in both applied econometric and statistical techniques and industrial organization. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Hunter College in New York City, where he has taught courses on econometrics and law and economics in the graduate economics program.

Dr. Salve has testified in more than forty dispute matters in state and federal courts and arbitrations regarding economic damages, liability, and class certification issues. He has extensive experience in designing statistical samples, developing complex extrapolation and benchmarking models, and evaluating achieved precision levels for clients in the healthcare and financial industries.

Dr. Salve also testifies on the use of econometric and statistical models for estimating exposure and potential damages for clients in litigation. Results of his statistical work have been presented to the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice (DOJ). He has presented testimony in federal court in a qui tam False Claims Act matter and has been deposed by the DOJ. He has provided testimony before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medi-Cal, and the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General regarding statistical sampling issues.

Prior to joining Berkeley Research Group, Dr. Salve was the global leader of an applied data science practice that worked with Fortune 50 clients on sophisticated damage models for use in litigation. He also was a principal with the Forensic and Dispute Services group of a Big Four accounting firm, where he led the Economic Consulting Services practice in New York; and was a managing director at a private consulting firm, where he led the statistical sampling work in the US. He has been a teaching fellow and graduate mathematics instructor at Boston College and was an adjunct faculty member in the graduate economics program at City University of New York, Hunter College, where he taught econometrics as well as law and economics.

Employment History

FTI Consulting
Senior managing director

Alvarez & Marsal
Managing director



Christensen Associates
Senior economist

Professional Affiliations

American Statistical Association (ASA)

Areas of Expertise


Boston College
PhD, Economics, 1995
MA, Economics, 1992
BA, Economics, 1990


Adjunct Faculty
Hunter College, 2011-2017

Teaching Fellow
Boston College, 1994-1995

Adjunct Faculty
Suffolk University, 1993-1994

Graduate Mathematics Instructor
Boston College, 1993-1995