Michael Trousdale

Los Angeles

About Michael Trousdale

Michael Trousdale is a Senior Economist with Econ One Research, Inc.  He applies economic and statistical analysis to liability and damages estimation for litigation matters concerning antitrust, competition, and energy.

As an economic expert, Dr. Trousdale has analyzed damages in a wide variety of industries including oil & gas (upstream and midstream), electricity, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, shipping services, and other commodity products.

Before joining Econ One Research, Dr. Trousdale aided the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in crafting federal regulations and analyzing their economic impacts.  Such regulations include chain-restaurant menu labeling, calorie labeling on vending machines, Nutrition Facts labeling, preventative controls for human food, produce safety, and sodium reduction in processed foods.

Dr. Trousdale is an adjunct professor of economics at the College of the Canyons.  His scholarly work in the field of applied economics has recently earned him publications in the National Tax Journal as well as the Public Finance Review.


Ph.D. Agricultural & Applied Economics, Texas A&M University

B.A. Economics, Brigham Young University

Work Experience

Econ One, 2014 – Present

College of the Canyons, Department of Economics, Adjunct, 2016 – Present

University of Phoenix, School of Business, Faculty, 2013 – 2019

U.S. Food & Drug Administration 2012 – 2014

Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 2007 – 2012

PBTK Consulting, 2006 – 2007