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Robin Cantor earns extensive acclaim for her practice, built on 30 years of experience in applied economics, statistics, risk management and insurance claim analysis.


Robin Ann Cantor has more than 30 years of experience in environmental, health, energy economics, applied economics, statistics, risk management, and insurance claims analysis. Many of her projects involve science-based economic analysis used in litigation consulting, expert testimony, risk assessment, and other advisory services. Her testimonial experience includes product liability estimation in insurance disputes, analysis of market share theories of product liability, healthcare reimbursement, economic damages, asbestos settlements, premises and product claims, cost-contribution allocation in Superfund disputes, derailment risks, reliability of statistical models and estimation methods, and class-certification issues.

Dr Cantor has conducted more than 30 product liability estimations and valuation studies related to product claims. These studies have been used in applications such as due diligence, settlement negotiations, financial reporting, insurance coverage, runoff analysis and bankruptcy proceedings. She has published scholarly articles addressing economic analysis and product liability. She has been a testifying or consulting expert in product liability matters involving more than a dozen large multinational firms, and has been qualified in federal court as an expert on economic damages and claims analysis. Her expertise includes: forecasting and modeling of indemnity and defense costs related to product liability claims; simulation of injury incidence based on economic, epidemiological, demographic, and engineering models; benchmarking and profiling of defendants’ and industries’ claims experiences and values; and statistical analysis of events (eg, tort reform) and trends (eg, aging) on claims experiences and values.

Dr Cantor also has extensive experience in industry-leading liability estimation and forecasting applications. Her approach provides insights beyond those of traditional estimation methodologies. Simulation models she has developed offer the flexibility to explore “what if?” scenarios that arise in the planning and decision processes for mid- to long-term strategies and investments. Her work has included state-of-the-art research from engineering, medicine, epidemiology, and demographics with a thorough knowledge of the history and status of litigation and the client’s specific liability experience. She uses well-accepted statistical and econometric methods to investigate appropriate analytical benchmarks and test key hypotheses related to the forecast problem.

Dr Cantor is past president of the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment and a fellow and past president of the Society for Risk Analysis. She has served on many academic advisory and editorial boards, including the research strategies advisory committee of the US Environmental Protection Agency's science advisory board. Her publications include refereed journal articles, book chapters, expert reports, and two books: one on economic exchange under various institutional and resource conditions, and the other on product liability (published by the American Bar Association).

Dr Cantor has led practice groups at national consulting firms and conducted analysis for companies and financial institutions to better understand environmental, health, and other product liability exposures. Her other previous positions include principal and managing director of the environmental and insurance claims practice at a global consultancy; program director for Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences, a research programme of the National Science Foundation; and senior research appointments at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

She received a PhD in economics with a specialisation in econometrics from Duke University and a BS in mathematics with a specialisation in statistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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