Lau Christensen

Lau Christensen


PhD, University of California–Berkeley

In his 20 years as an economics professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Lau Christensen published 65 articles in leading economic journals and established himself as an authority on applied microeconomics, economic evaluation, and econometric modeling. As his consulting activities expanded in the 1970s, Lau formed a partnership with Dianne Christensen and Doug Caves, founding Christensen Associates in 1976. In addition to his work with the energy, postal, telecommunications, and transportation industries, Lau led the company’s legal practice for over two decades. In this work, he testified in landmark cases such as DOJ v. AT&T, MCI v. AT&T, and Polaroid v. Kodak. Lau currently serves as chairman of the board, providing leadership and advice to the board as well as overseeing broad policies and objectives.

News & Updates

Christensen Associates Now 100% Employee-Owned

June 08, 2014 - Laurits R. Christensen Associates, Inc., a full-service, applied economics consulting firm, announced that the company transferred 100% ownership to its employees in March 2014.

Staggers Act Articles and Research Papers

January 03, 2011 - Christensen Associates researched and forecast the the impact of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980. Thirty years on, they return to the issues of railroad productivity, provide updated analysis, and review how well they foresaw the impacts of deregulation on the U.S. Freight Railroad industry.