Dr. Polek serves as a consulting and testifying expert in complex litigation requiring the application of economic, financial, and statistical analysis to legal and regulatory issues – with a focus on valuation, tax controversy, and labor and employment.
Dr. Polek provides economic analyses and damages estimates to clients in finance and general business litigation matters across numerous industries, including financial services, consumer products, and utilities.
Among her recent casework, Dr. Polek has served as an expert witness on behalf of the US Department of Justice; and provided economic analysis for the Massachusetts Trial Court Child Support Guidelines Task Force, whose recommendations were the basis for the state’s child support guidelines formula.
In addition to economic consulting, Dr. Polek has experience analyzing mortgage-related investments for the research group of a money management firm, performing research on savings behavior at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and teaching economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
George Mason University
PhD in Economics
New York University
MS in Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS in Economics