Economics professor elected officer in professional association

Dr. Lawrence Spizman of SUNY Oswego’s economics department has been elected vice president east of the National Association of Forensic Economics. His term will run for three years.

The association has members worldwide and is the largest professional organization for forensic economists.

It publishes the Journal of Forensic Economics. The journal’s audience includes economists, finance and business professionals, accountants, lawyers, actuaries and vocational counselors.

Most of these professionals are engaged in fields as varied as business valuation, commercial litigation, employment litigation and personal injury and wrongful death torts. As part of the educational advancement process, the association sponsors programs at regional and national economic conferences.

Spizman said he believes there is an important integration between the applied use of economics in the legal system and the academic study of law and economics. He said his goal as vice president is to further research between these two areas.

Spizman is the author of over 25 refereed published articles, 12 of which are in the area of forensic economics. His research includes a seminal work, co-authored with Dr. John Kane, also of Oswego’s economics department, on estimating parental influence on a child’s future earnings. This study is widely used in state and federal courts and has been reprinted in three books.

- END -

CONTACT: Dr. Lawrence Spizman, 312-3479

(Posted: Mar 09, 2005)