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Mary D. Baker

Managing Director


Dr. Mary Dunn Baker is a labor economist who specializes in statistical and economic analysis for all aspects of employment discrimination matters. She conducts analyses to determine how outcomes of employment decision-making processes (e.g., hiring, promotion, termination, and pay) relate to demographic group status (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, and age). She has also been involved in wage/hour matters addressing issues such as misclassification, off-the-clock work, and time-shaving.

Dr. Baker has provided expert testimony in federal courts and other judicial proceedings in more than sixty cases, including EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc.; Smith et al. v. City of Jackson, Mississippi, Police Department; Serrano et al. and Avalos et al. v. Cintas Corporation; and EEOC v. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC.

Dr. Baker also designs programs to proactively monitor the outcomes of selection and compensation systems and works with federal government contractors to prepare for Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs audits and defend against notices of violation. On numerous occasions, she has been invited by organizations such as the American Employment Law Counsel and the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and Equal Employment Opportunity Committee to give lectures, conduct workshops, and participate in panel discussions about the use of economics and statistics in employment discrimination and wage/hour cases.


Florida State University
PhD, Economics, 1986

Auburn University
MS, Economics, 1977
BA, Political Science/Economics, 1974

Employment History

ERS Group
Managing director
1998 - 2015
Vice president and senior research economist
1986 - 1998

Auburn University
Instructor of Economics
1976 - 1981, 1984 - 1986



Phi Kappa Phi


Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Section of Labor & Employment
Equal Employment Opportunity Committee

American Economics Association

National Association of Forensic Economists