Shane Thompson, Ph.D.

Summit Consulting
601 New Jersey Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington , DC 20001
Office: 801-698-2817


Dr. Thompson is a forensic economist with expertise in but-for scenarios. He uses rigorous statistical methods to demonstrate what would have happened if not for an event. Dr. Thompson has experience measuring the presence (or absence) of discrimination and disparities in labor markets, education, and healthcare using cutting-edge econometric methodologies. He teaches graduate econometrics at Johns Hopkins University, and previously taught at the University of Arizona and American University. Dr. Thompson conducts and presents novel research at scholarly and professional conferences and publishes articles in academic journals. Dr. Thompson specializes in teaching technical content to non-technical audiences and has led several trainings for federal agencies and commercial clients.

Areas of Expertise

  • Compensation
  • Discrimination
  • Economics
  • Education & Schools
  • Health Care Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Labor Law
  • Lost Profits
  • Pensions
  • Statistics

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Arizona
M.A. in Economics, University of Arizona
M.S. in Economics, Utah State University
B.A. in Economics and Finance, Utah State University
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Economic Association, American Finance Association, Western Economic Association,
National Association of Forensic Economics
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Teaching:
Graduate-level econometrics at Johns Hopkins University (starting Jan 2018); graduate-level Research Methods at American University (Aug 2014); undergraduate economics courses at the University of Arizona (2009-2011)

Over 20 speaking invitations at academic/professional conferences, college campuses (generally economics departments), and federal agencies. Scheduled to provide a seminar on Teaching Technical Material to Non-Technical Audiences to Johns Hopkins adjunct faculty in Nov 2017.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: General consulting (statistical and non-technical); data analytics, testing, and modeling, reports; but-for estimations of damages and liability
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact for rates


Available Upon Request


Dr. Shane Thompson: Expert Witness Dr. Shane Thompson sits down with Summit Chief of Corporate Development Jennifer Folsom to discuss his role as an expert witness.