Alexander Krueger, Executive Director
Alexander Krueger is the Executive Director of Legal Economics. He has advised clients, drafted reports, and supported expert testimony on a variety of antitrust matters, including reverse patent settlements in the pharmaceutical industry, tying and bundled discounting in the healthcare industry, and deceptive practices in the nuclear power industry. He received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he won both best brief and best oral argument in a national moot court competition. Prior to Law School, Mr. Krueger obtained a B.S. in Economics summa cum laude from the University of Illinois, where he developed programs to study the effects of dopaminergic drugs on long-term learning.
Alex is the co-author, with Prof. Elhauge, of Solving the Patent Settlement Puzzle, 91 Texas Law Review 283 (2012). The article presents economic proofs that allow one to infer whether a given reverse patent settlement harms consumer welfare based on the size of the reverse payment in relation to the patentholder's future anticipated litigation costs. It was cited by the Federal Government's brief in FTC v. Actavis.
Thor Sletten, Ph.D., Senior Economist
Thor Sletten is a Senior Economist at Legal Economics. Dr. Sletten has done research and supported expert testimony in a variety of practice areas, including health care, antitrust economics, and labor markets. Dr. Sletten earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University, where his research focused on Industrial Organization, and a B.S. in Economics/B.A. in Scandinavian Area Studies magna cum laude from the University of Washington. Prior to joining Legal Economics, Dr. Sletten was Senior Economist at Criterion Economics in Washington, D.C., an economic consulting and litigation support firm.
Andrei Goureev, Senior Economist
Andrei Goureev is a Senior Economist at Legal Economics. His work has supported expert testimony in numerous matters, including matters involving antitrust economics and patents. He has received an M.A. in Economics from Harvard University, where his research focused on innovations and patent protection.
Wm. Paul Chapman, Senior Economist
Wm. Paul Chapman is a Senior Economist at Legal Economics. He has worked on antitrust cases involving bundling, tying and loyalty contracts in pharmaceutical and internet-based industries. He received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. Prior to Law School he received a B.A. summa cum laude from the State University of New York in Buffalo, where he triple majored in Economics, History, and Psychology. Paul is the co-author of Stages of Category Learning in Monkeys (Macaca mulatta) and humans (Homo Sapiens) , 36 J. of Exp. Psychol. Anim. Behav. Processes 39 (2010).