AlixPartners bolsters its economics consulting practice with the appointment of Anne Gron from NERA Economic Consulting

18 July 2018

NEW YORK (July 17, 2018) - AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, today announced it is adding to the firm’s Economics Consulting practice with the appointment of Anne Gron as a Managing Director at the firm. She will be based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Formerly a top-flight academic and with ongoing publications in leading, peer-reviewed journals, Anne has a unique background combining academic rigor with real-world consulting execution, with an emphasis on financial institutions and the insurance industry.

She joins AlixPartners from NERA Economic Consulting Inc. (formerly known as National Economic Research Associates), where she worked since 2005.  Her advisory and litigation work included analysis of market structures, loss causations, lost-profit calculations, business and solvency valuations, price impacts, damages, and class certifications.  Her recent engagements included analyzing class certifications and allegations of the manipulation of LIBOR and other benchmark prices, as well as serving as financial advisor to the Delaware Department of Insurance in its review of the spinoff of Brighthouse Financial Inc. from MetLife Inc. She also has served as an expert witness on many occasions.

Before joining NERA, Anne was a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and she has also taught at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

She holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. and a bachelor’s degree in economics and computer science from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Her research has been published in journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. She also is a co-author of a chapter in the book The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities.  And she has served as president of the Risk Theory Society, an organization that fosters research into risk-theory and risk-management topics.

“Anne’s distinguished academic background coupled with her extensive consulting experience will be a big addition to our firm’s economics-consulting offering, including in the financial-services sector,” said Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. “She is renowned in her field, and her unique skills and experiences will be instrumental in helping AlixPartners’ clients meet the complex challenges of today’s business world.”

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