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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

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Chris Bennett specializes in applied and theoretical econometrics. His research, which broadly spans from portfolio allocation problems in finance to the causal effects of military service on future earnings, has been published in leading academic journals, including the International Economic Review, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and the Journal of Financial Econometrics.

Prior to joining Bates White in May 2013, Dr. Bennett taught courses in econometric analysis at both the graduate and undergraduate levels while on the faculty of Vanderbilt University’s Department of Economics.

Selected Experience

  • Supported the testifying damages expert in Mastr Adjustable Rate Mortgages Trust 2006-OA2 v. UBS Real Estate Securities, a residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) matter in which UBS allegedly failed to repurchase mortgages that breached various representations and warranties.

  • 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.

Education

PhD, Economics, University of Western Ontario

MA, Economics, University of Waterloo

BCom, Finance, Ryerson University

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