Amazon.com (Amazon) prevailed in its $1.5 billion tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) arising from the company’s 2005 transfer of technology and marketing intangible property to its European subsidiary. The Brattle Group provided economic consulting support to several expert testifiers on behalf of Amazon.
Principal Shaun Ledgerwood and Associate John Tsoukalis have authored a white paper that outlines a cost-effective, learning-driven approach for companies to develop in-house trade surveillance systems to analyze potentially manipulative behavior.
Brattle Principal Judy Chang and Academic Advisor Maximilian Auffhammer were recently featured in a Utility Dive article discussing the effects of climate change on electricity demand and grid operators.
In a new Law360 article, Brattle Principal Adoria Lim and Associate Chi Cheng studied the correspondence between numerous companies and the SEC to identify and categorize the SEC’s hot buttons that may lead to enforcement actions, including litigation.
Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron, Academic Advisors Professor Greg Allenby and Professor Peter E. Rossi, and Brattle Senior Research Analyst Yikang Li recently co-authored an article for BNA about fundamental economic errors in approaches to damages in recent product mislabeling cases.
Brattle economists have co-authored an article published in the February 2017 issue of Electricity Policy’s Electricity Daily that addresses the issue of econometric models over-forecasting utility sales, resulting in revenue shortfall.
Brattle Principal Yvette Austin Smith has authored an article discussing Delaware’s public company appraisals following the CKx decision, using specific examples to demonstrate that petitioners and respondents continue to assert widely divergent values in appraisal cases.
In his inaugural address, President Trump committed to “transform America’s crumbling infrastructure.” But his infrastructure plan, which would provide significant tax credits to companies that invest in the country’s infrastructure, provides few details.
Brattle Principal Shaun Ledgerwood has been featured in a Risk.net article that discusses the need for greater clarity around the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) anti-manipulation standards.
Brattle President Alexis Maniatis was recently elected to serve on the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Task Force on Damages.
Brattle economists examine the first system wide rollout of TOU in Ontario, Canada and find that customers do shift load from more expensive peak period, to the cheaper off-peak period.
Brattle Principals Dan Harris and Francesco Lo Passo have authored an article on the quantification of damages through arbitration by international investors of renewable energy projects, particularly solar photovoltaic (PV) plants.
Do eco-friendly labels also send signals about product quality? Can these signals be detrimental to producers in some instances? Brattle Senior Associate Neil Lessem has co-authored a paper that investigates these questions in the context of the US wine industry.
The Brattle Group announced today that finance expert Laurence Freed has joined the firm’s New York office as a senior consultant.
Brattle economists released a whitepaper that shows the potential for U.S. utility sales to nearly double by 2050 while energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could decrease by 70 percent or more through the electrification of transportation and heating.
A report co-authored by economists at global consulting firm The Brattle Group finds that newly-proposed tax legislation aiming to defer the recognition of affiliated offshore reinsurance for U.S. tax purposes will negatively impact businesses and consumers in the United States.
A whitepaper by Brattle economists examines how wind generators could use standard electric and gas forward contracts to hedge its revenue to reduce risk over mid- to long-term horizons.
For the 10th consecutive year, The Brattle Group has been named one of the world’s top firms for competition economics by Global Competition Review (GCR).
The Brattle Group Prizes for best papers in Corporate Finance for 2016, judged to be exceptional by the associate editors of The Journal of Finance, were awarded at the 2017 American Finance Association's (AFA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017.
Brattle Principal Pinar Bagci has authored the United Kingdom chapter of Global Competition Review’s (GCR) 2017 edition of the Handbook of Competition Economics.
A whitepaper by Brattle economists finds that the vulnerability of some U.S. nuclear power plants to premature retirement could create a major threat to the attainment of carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction.
A whitepaper released today by leading energy and commodities expert Philip Verleger and economists at The Brattle Group finds that the U.S. House of Representatives’ Tax Reform Task Force Blueprint (the Blueprint) would lead to an increase in the domestic price of crude oil.
In the multidistrict litigation case, In Re: Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation, Brattle was retained by the Plaintiffs’ counsel, including attorneys from Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Hausfeld LLP, and Susman Godfrey LLP, to conduct relevant economic and empirical analyses.
The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Shannon W. Anderson has joined the firm’s growing network of internationally renowned experts as an academic advisor.
Brattle economists have released a presentation that shows the U.S. electric power industry has been investing in renewable resources well beyond states’ renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and targets.
Principals Romkaew Broehm and James Reitzes, and Senior Associate Jeremy Verlinda have recently submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in response to the Commission’s Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on Analysis of Modifications to Commission Requirements for Review of Transaction Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act and Market-Based Rate Applications under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act.
A report by Brattle consultants examines the economic and policy implications of different carbon dioxide (CO2) allowance allocation approaches under the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) mass-based standard and/or carbon-cutting programs.
A report issued by Brattle consultants examines the potential implications for competitive wholesale electricity markets if new gas-fired combined cycle (CC) plants are not covered under the Clean Power Plan’s (CPP) mass-based state implementation plans (SIPs).
The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Greg Allenby has joined the firm’s growing network of internationally renowned experts as an academic advisor.
A report authored by Brattle economists evaluates mechanisms for mitigating market power in the reformed wholesale energy market scheduled for July 2017 implementation in Western Australia’s South West Interconnect System.
Brattle Principal Stewart Myers, the Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance, Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, been recognized in a feature article appearing in the October 2016 issue of The Journal of Finance.
A team of Brattle consultants has contributed to the recently released report, “New York City’s Roadmap to 80 x 50,” published by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.
A report co-authored by Brattle economists finds that the life insurance industry is a critical driver of economic growth that helps provide stability for the U.S. economy while delivering financial protection to millions of American families, including those most vulnerable to falling below the poverty line.
Who’s Who Legal recognized twelve Brattle economists as leading experts in the fields of economic, forensic and litigation consulting, and transactional services.
A report authored by Brattle economists on behalf of APA Group was recently quoted in an article in the October 5, 2016 issue of The Australian Financial Review.
The Brattle Group announced today that finance expert Dr. Elaine Buckberg has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office as a principal.