National Association of Forensic Economics


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National Association of Forensic Economics
Promoting the advancement of forensic economics


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What is Forensic Economics? 

Forensic economics is the scientific discipline that applies economic theories and methods to matters within a legal framework. Forensic economics covers, but is not limited to: 

  • The calculation of pecuniary damages in personal and commercial litigation. 

  • The analysis of liability, such as the statistical analysis of discrimination, the analysis of market power in antitrust disputes, and fraud detection. 

  • Other matters subject to legal review, such as public policy analysis, and business, property, and asset valuation. 


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The Mission of the National Association of Forensic Economics 

The National Association of Forensic Economics is an organization for the advancement and exchange of research and methods in the field of forensic economics. In support of this mission, NAFE publishes the peer reviewed Journal of Forensic Economics; sponsors academic and professional sessions at international, national, and regional meetings of economists; and maintains the NAFE Statement of Ethical Principles/Principles of Professional Practice (SEP/PPP). 


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Mark your calendar for meetings being held in 2024.

The 18th NAFE International Meeting will be in Reykjavik, Iceland. Learn more about this conference HERE.

  Contact: Steven Shapiro (

  NAFE Sessions:

Saturday, June 1, 2024:


The 99th WEAI Annual Conference will be held June 29th to July 3rd in Seattle. Learn more about this educational opportunity HERE.

  Contact: Roman Garggulagian (

  NAFE Sessions:

Saturday, June 29, 2024:

Session I: 2:30 to 4:15

Reception: 5:30 to 9:30

Sunday, June 30, 2024:

Session II: 8:15 to 10:00 AM

Session III: 10:15 to 12:00

Session IV: 2:30 to 4:15


The 94th Annual SEA Meeting will be in Washington, DC on November 23rd to 25th, 2024. Learn more about this educational opportunity HERE.

  Contact: Nikanor Volkov (

  NAFE Sessions on Saturday, November 23rd:


The ASSA 2025 Annual Meeting will be in San Francisco, CA on January 3rd to 5th, 2025. Learn more about this educational opportunity HERE.

  Contact: Michael O'Hara ( and Josefine Tranfa-Abboud (

  NAFE Sessions will be January 3 & 4, 2025: