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Jess Reaser

Jess Reaser

Senior Economist

PhD, Michigan State University

Jess Reaser’s projects with clients in the electricity industry include forecasting electricity prices, measuring customer response to price changes and other program initiatives, reviewing utility investment behavior, and examining market power issues. In other practice areas, he has estimated labor demand functions, analyzed labor productivity, conducted surveys and pricing analyses, and examined the impact of technological innovation on mail volumes for the U.S. Postal Service. He also participates in policy-oriented research on topics such as labor market adjustments, workplace training, minority hiring, Affirmative Action policies, and racial discrimination in performance rating systems and compensation practices. In addition, he has experience estimating the determinants of chief executive compensation in manufacturing firms, and evaluating the effects of pay inequality on productivity. Jess has assisted in statistical analysis and damages in contract, patent, trademark, antitrust, tax, and employment litigation, and has filed expert reports in employment and breach of loyalty litigation. Jess has worked with developmentally disabled adults in public, for-profit, and non-profit agencies. His research has been published in Research in Labor Economics and The Journal of Urban Economics.