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Selected Expertise

  • Damages estimation
  • Econometrics
  • Financial econometrics
  • Market manipulation
  • Predictive modeling
  • Sampling analysis
  • Statistical analysis

Selected Industries

  • Finance
  • Investment products

Christopher Bennett, PhD


Dr. Bennett is an expert in statistics and econometric methods with considerable experience providing economic, financial, and statistical analysis as a consultant and academic. Dr. Bennett’s research covers a range of topics in economics and finance, and he has published in a number of leading academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Econometrics, the International Economic Review, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and the Journal of the American Statistical Association.

Prior to joining Bates White in May 2013, Dr. Bennett was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University where he taught courses in statistics and econometric analysis to students in the undergraduate, master’s, and PhD programs.

Selected Experience

  • Served as lead consulting expert to address statistical sampling and missing data questions in multiple RMBS matters.

  • Supported testifying expert on behalf of multiple financial institutions in disputes over the quality of mortgages pooled into various mortgage-backed securities. Provided statistical analysis to estimate the fraction of mortgage loans in the securitized pools that failed to meet the originator’s stated guidelines. Analyzed the underlying risk of the pools and securities, examining loss causation issues, and estimating current damages and future losses.
  • In the matter In re Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation, performed economic analyses to assess liability and damages, critiqued opposing expert analyses, and supported settlement discussions. Case settled prior to the submission of expert reports.
  • Supported Dr. Michael D. Whinston with the submission of expert reports and the delivery of oral testimony at preliminary and final International Trade Commission hearings in Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) (701-TA-499) demonstrating the deleterious effects of unfairly traded imports of OCTG, including lower levels of investment, profitability, and employment in the domestic oil industry.
  • In In re TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation, supported testifying expert to a large coalition of direct-action plaintiffs involved in price-fixing litigations in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Performed economic analyses to assess liability and damages resulting from the illegal conduct.


PhD, Economics, University of Western Ontario

MA, Economics, University of Waterloo

BCom, Finance, Ryerson University