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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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James C Burrows is "a serious analyst" and a highly experienced expert witness. He is renowned for his expertise on valuations, particularly in relation to natural resources.


Dr James C Burrows is vice chair of Charles River Associates (CRA), a public business and economics consulting firm. He has more than 40 years of experience as a testifying expert in high-stakes and complex disputes, including international arbitration, litigation, regulatory hearings, and congressional testimony. Dr Burrows’ 15-year tenure as CRA’s CEO, during which he took the firm public, provides a unique perspective to dispute resolution. Prior to being CRA’s CEO, he founded CRA’s metals and minerals practice and then directed CRA’s dispute resolution practice.

Dr Burrows provides advice and testimony in the areas of economics, econometrics, finance (including estimation of cost of capital and discounted cash flow analysis), economic impact analysis, and economic policy analysis. He specialises in economic loss and business valuation; competition analysis in connection with merger and antitrust cases; environmental damages estimation; economic forecasting; and economic impact modelling.

Dr Burrows has served as a business consultant and/or provided expert testimony in a wide range of industries and markets, including metals and minerals (including gold and copper); pulp and paper; natural gas and oil; coal; alternative fuels; electric power; chemicals; fertiliser; agricultural products; industrial products; entertainment and communications; sports; high-tech industries; real estate; railroads; trucking; ocean freight; and many others. He has provided oral and written testimony in over 50 proceedings.

Dr Burrows has been an expert in many ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, and LCIA international arbitration matters involving matters in South and Central America, Europe, and Asia. In recent years he has testified in international arbitration proceedings in Washington, DC; Paris; London; and The Hague.

Dr Burrows has authored or co-authored six books in natural resource economics and economic impact analysis, and he has published a number of articles in the field of environmental economics.

Dr Burrows received his BA in economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University; and his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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