Ph.D. – Economics
Experience & Background
Will is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Azusa Pacific University (APU), where he teaches courses in Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, and Econometrics. Will began consulting with PFC in 2018. Will conducts ongoing research in economic impact analysis, business valuation, and labor loss analysis.
Will performs research in network effects, bargaining, and industrial organization. He studies technological advancement in network effect markets, such as much of the hi-tech industry, and agent bargaining situations, where a single negotiator might represent the interests of multiple parties.
Previously, Will worked at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona (UA). He contributed to various projects, including analyzing the impact of E-Verify legislation on firms and demographic comparison studies. Will also worked on an economic impact evaluation on how changes in border enforcement strategy affected local towns in Arizona.
At PFC, Will applies his expertise to valuation of patents and intellectual property, to testing for disparate impact in “reduction in force” decision making, and similar topics blending economic modeling with data-based analysis.
Will received his B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Quantitative and Econometric Methods and a minor in Mathematics from Sonoma State University. He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Arizona (UA).