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Frank Slesnick, Consultant
Professor Emeritus of Economics
B.A., Oberlin College, 1964
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota, 1972
Denison University, Granville, OH (1969 - 1975)
Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY (1975 - 2005)


COURSES TAUGHT:
Principles of Economics
Forensic Economics
Health Care Economics (graduate)
Intermediate Microeconomics
Managerial Economics (graduate)
Labor Economics
Business Finance
Public Finance
Money and Banking
Senior Seminar in Economic Research


COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Presented a talk entitled "Economic Damages: A Defense Perspective," to the Defense Research Institute, Sandestin Hilton, April 12, 2001.

Over 35 published book reviews in the Louisville Courier Journal.

Presentation entitled "Economic Estimates in Injury and Death Cases," at a seminar sponsored by the Professional Educational Systems, Inc. The presentation was part of a seminar entitled "Proof of Personal Injury Damages in Kentucky," held in Lexington and Louisville, KY on February 26 and 27, 1998.

Presentation entitled " Economic Estimates in Injury and Death Cases," at a seminar sponsored by the Professional Educational Systems, Inc. The presentation was part of a seminar entitled "Proof of Personal Injury Damages in Kentucky," held in Lexington and Louisville, KY on November 2 and 3, 1995.

Presentation entitled "Economic Estimates of Injury and Death Cases," at a seminar sponsored by the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys. The presentation was part of a seminar entitled "Damage Seminar," held in Louisville, Kentucky on June 17, 1994.

Presentation entitled "Economic Estimates in Injury and Death Cases," at a seminar sponsored by Professional Educational Systems, Inc. The presentation was part of a seminar entitled "Proof of Personal Injury Damages in Kentucky," held in Lexington and Louisville, KY on January 13 and 14, 1994.

Managing Editor, Kentucky Journal of Economics and Business, a publication of the Kentucky Economic Association, 1984 to 1992.

Associate Editor, Journal of Forensic Economics, a publication of the National Association of Forensic Economics, 1989 to the present.

President, National Association of Forensic Economics (for the 1991-92 term).

Vice President, National Association of Forensic Economics, 1990.

At-large board member, National Association of Forensic Economics, 1988-89.

President, Kentucky Economic Association, 1981-1982.

Vice President and Program Chairperson, Kentucky Economic Association, 1980-81.

APPLIED PUBLICATIONS:
Frank Slesnick and Cynthia Mulliken, "Assessing Economic Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation: The State of Kentucky," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. XVII, No. 2, pp. 255-274.

Michael L. Brookshire, Michael R. Luthy and Frank Slesnick, "Forensic Economists, Their Methods and Estimates of Forecast Variables: A 2003 Survey Study," Litigation Economics Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2004, pp. 28-44.

Frank Slesnick and Frank Tinari, "Teaching Forensic Economics in the University Curriculum," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Fall 2001, pp. 243-260.

David Toppino, Frank Slesnick, Elizabeth Gunderson and Robert Male, "Forensic Economics in the Classroom," The Earnings Analyst, Journal of the American Rehabilitation Economics Association, Vol. IV, 2001, pp. 53-86.

Michael Brookshire and Frank Slesnick, "A 1999 Survey Study of Forensic Economists Their Methods and Their Estimates of Forecast Variables," Litigation Economics Digest, Vol. IV, No. 2, Fall 1999, pp. 65-96.

Stephen M. Horner and Frank Slesnick, "The Valuation of Earning Capacity: Definition, Measurement and Evidence," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. XII, No. 1, Winter 1999, pp. 13-32.

Stephan F. Gohmann, Myra J. McCrickard, and Frank Slesnick, "Age-Earnings Profiles Estimates: Do They Change Over Time?" Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. XI, No. 3, Fall 1998, pp. 173-188.

Michael Brookshire and Frank Slesnick, "A 1996 Study of 'Prevailing Practice' in Forensic Economics," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. X, No. 1, Winter 1997, pp. 1-28.

Robert J. Thornton and Frank Slesnick, "New Estimates of Life Expectancies for Persons with Medical Risks," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. X, No. 3, Fall 1997, pp.285-290.

Frank Slesnick and Robert Thornton, "Life Expectations for Persons with Medical Risks," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. VII, No. 2, Spring/Summer 1994, pp. 197-207.

John Adams, Michael Brookshire, and Frank Slesnick, "1993 Survey: Qualifications, Ethics, and Procedures for Forensic Economics Practitioners," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. VII, No. 1, Winter 1993, pp. 1-24.

Michael Brookshire and Frank Slesnick, "1993 Survey of NAFE Members: A Following Up Survey of Economic Methodology," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. VII, No. 1, Winter 1993, pp. 25-46.

Michael Brookshire and Frank Slesnick, "A 1990 Survey of Forensic Economics," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. IV, No. 2, Spring/Summer 1991, pp. 125-149.

Frank Slesnick, "Forecasting Medical Costs in Tort Cases: The Role of the Economist," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. IV, No. 1, Winter 1990, pp. 83-99.

Michael Brookshire, Frank Slesnick, and Robert Lessne, "The Emerging Industry of Forensic Economics: A Survey of NAFE Members," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. III, No. 2, Spring/Summer 1990, pp. 15-29.

Frank Slesnick, "Can a Court Effectively Determine Discount Rates?" University of Dayton Law Review, Vol. 14, No 1, Fall 1988, pp. 81-113.

Frank Slesnick, "Compensation for Injury: A Theoretical Discussion," Midsouth Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 1988, pp. 71-77.

Frank Slesnick and Richard Dolin, "The Effect of Compensation Awards Upon Consumption and Savings," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. 1, No. 2, May 1988, pp. 33-46.

Frank Slesnick, "Inflation, Taxation, and Compensation Awards," Midsouth Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 11, No. 2, August 1987, pp. 429-439.

Frank Slesnick, "The Economics of Structured Settlements," Midsouth Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 11, No. 1, May 1987, pp. 235-241.

Frank Slesnick, "Which Economic Assumptions Are Important in Determining Compensation Awards?" Trial Diplomacy Journal, Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall 1985, pp. 13-16.

Frank Slesnick, "The Impact of Injury on Worker Income and Its Effect on Compensation Awards," Kentucky Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 5, 1984-85, pp. 39-47.

Richard Dolin and Frank Slesnick, "Taxes and Their Effect on Compensatory Awards," FIC Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 4, Summer 1983, pp. 397-405.

Frank Slesnick and Richard Dolin, "The Impact of Inflation Upon Compensation Awards," The University of Dayton Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 1983, pp. 307-332.

Frank Slesnick, "Bellarmine College Alumni Survey," ERIC Document # 206-254, November 1980.

Frank Slesnick and Louis Mancuso, "How the Evening Division of Two Small Liberal Arts Colleges Incorporate the Use of Computer Simulation into Their Curriculum," Conference Proceedings of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association, April 1978.

Frank Slesnick and Thomas Gallant, "A Study of Criteria, Instruments, and Procedures for Evaluating and Selecting Applicants for Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs," Funded and published by the Denison University Research Foundation, June 1975.

Frank Slesnick, "Simulation in the Managerial Finance Curriculum," Denison Project for Learning Through Simulation, Supported by Lilly Endowment, Inc., June 1975.

Frank Slesnick, "The Cost of Caring for Coronary Patients," Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, July 1972.

BOOK REVIEWS:
Frank Slesnick, Book Review of Determining Damages The Psychology of Jury Awards by Edie Greene and Brian Bornstein, American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C., Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 125-127.

Frank Slesnick, Book Review of Assessment of Earning Capacity by Michael Shahnasarian, Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 177-179.

Frank Slesnick, Book Review of Damages by Barry Werth, Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. XII, No. 3, Fall 1999, 267-270.

Frank Slesnick, Book Review of Science on Trial The Clash of Medical Evidence and the Law in the Breast Implant Case by Marcia Angell, Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. XI, No. 3, Fall 1998, pp. 271-273.

Frank Slesnick, Book Review of Establishing Damages in Catastrophic Injury Litigation by John Ward and Kurt Krueger, Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. VII, No. 3, Fall 1994, pp. 319-321.

Frank Slesnick, Book Review of Economic Damages - The Handbook for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys by Michael Brookshire, Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. 1, No. 2, May 1988, pp. 103-110.

CHAPTERS IN BOOK:
Frank Slesnick and Robert Thornton, "Life Expectancies for Persons with Medical Risks," Chapter 5 in Life and Worklife Expectancies edited by Hugh Richards and Jon Abele, Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company, Tuscon, AZ 1999.

Frank Slesnick, "Forecasting Medical Costs in Tort Cases: The Role of the Economist," a chapter in Issues and Methods in Litigation Economics, (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1993), pp. 61-89.

Michael Brookshire, Charles de Seve, and Frank Slesnick, "Estimating Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases," a chapter in Issues and Methods in Litigation Economics, (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1993), pp. 15-38.

MEMBERSHIPS:
Allied Social Science Association
Kentucky Economic Association
Western Economics Association
Midwest Economics Association
National Association of Forensic Economists
American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts

HONORS AND GRANTS:
Recipient of the Wilson Wyatt Fellowship of Academic Excellence Award, Bellarmine University, May 2002.

Granted a sabbatical from Bellarmine University, Fall, 2001. Title of sabbatical is "Earning Capacity: Legal, Vocational, and Economic Dimensions."

Recipient of a Bellarmine College Collegium Summer Stipend Entitled "How The Forensic Economist Can Use Cost-Benefit Analysis." Research conducted in Summer 1997.

Recipient of a Bellarmine College Collegium Summer Stipend entitled "What is Earning Capacity?" Research conducted in Summer 1993.

Recipient of the 1990-91 Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.

Recipient of the Kentucky Economic Association Meritorious Service Award, presented at the annual KEA meeting, September 14, 1990 in Lexington, KY.

Recipient of a Summer Stipend Award from Bellarmine College, Summer 1988, titled "Estimating the Cost of Medical Care: The Economist's Role."

Lilly Faculty Development Grant, 1988 - 1990.

Recipient of a Summer Stipend Award from Bellarmine College, Summer 1983, titled "Forecasting the Future Employment Prospects of Injured Workers When Determining Compensation Awards."

LEGAL CONSULTING:
For the past twenty-five years, I have been a consultant and expert witness in over 300 cases. My primary responsibility has been to evaluate past and future economic loss. The types of cases include loss due to injury, death, divorce, or age discrimination.