Patrick A. Gaughan, Ph.D.
Specializations: Corporate Finance, Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Forensic and Litigation Economics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Punitive Damages
Dr. Gaughan is a leading authority in the field of valuation and measurement of damages in commercial litigation. In addition, Dr. Gaughan has done extensive analysis of the economics of punitive damages. He is a former vice-president and member of the board of directors of the National Association of Forensic Economists. He is a retired tenured, graduate level, full professor of economics and finance at the College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Gaughan is a professor of economics and finance at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China.
Dr. Gaughan is the author of Measuring Business Interruption Losses and Other Commercial Damages: An Economic Approach, 3rd Edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2020), Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructurings, 7th Edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2018), of which the first edition was awarded Book of the Year in accounting by The Association of American Publishers, Maximizing Corporate Value Through Mergers and Acquisitions: A Strategic Growth Guide, (John Wiley & Sons, 2003), Recent Developments in Litigation Economics, (Elsevier 2005), Mergers: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It, (John Wiley & Sons, 2005), Measuring Commercial Damages, (John Wiley & Sons, 2000), Economic Expert Testimony: A Guide for Judges and Lawyers, (Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co. Inc., 1998), Litigation Economics, (JAI Press, 1994), Mergers & Acquisitions, (Harper Collins, 1991), and Readings In Mergers and Acquisitions, (Basil Blackwell, 1993). He has published numerous scholarly journal articles in publications such as the International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Forensic Economics, Journal of Legal Economics, Litigation Economics Review, and The Journal of Accounting and Corporate Finance. Dr. Gaughan is a referee for these peer reviewed journals and is the Co-Editor of Litigation Economics Review. Dr. Gaughan is regularly called upon to speak and chair numerous seminars and conferences throughout the United States.