Eric Forister

Los Angeles

About Eric Forister

Eric Forister is an economist with expertise in industrial organization, applied microeconomics, and applied econometrics.  He has extensive experience in applying economic insights to understand firm and market behavior, analyzing large datasets using advanced econometric and statistical techniques, and designing and evaluating surveys.  He has co-authored medical research papers and legal publications on class certification and market definition.

Dr. Forister has worked on both the plaintiff and defense sides of antitrust, intellectual property, consumer fraud (marketing), and breach-of-contract cases.  As a consultant, he has addressed issues such as market definition, market power, competition, market pricing, merger efficiencies, common impact, materiality, reliance, ascertainability, royalty rates (including FRAND), damages, sampling, survey design, and irreparable harm.  Dr. Forister has analyzed dozens of industries including consumer packaged goods, luxury goods, food products, medical services, biotechnology, legal services, fitness, clothing, entertainment, real estate, air and ground transportation, telecommunications, television, electronics, heavy industry, advertising, restaurants, automobiles, gasoline, payment processing, and illicit markets.


Ph.D. in Business Administration (Field: Economics), Stanford Graduate School of Business

B.S. in Mathematics/Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, magna cum laude

Work Experience

Econ One, May 2015 – Present

Cornerstone Research, September 2006 – May 2015