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Gilbert Coleman, Ph.D.
40 Pine View Court
Reno, NV 89511
Telephone: 775-852-3259
Facsimile: 775-852-3033

Curriculum Vitae



  • University of Southern California; Bachelor of Arts; Economics and Mathematics; 6/77
  • Stanford University; Master of Science; Operations Research; 6/80
  • Stanford University; Doctor of Philosophy; Economics; 6/83


  • Professional

  • Economic consultant; Self-employed; Consultant of litigation, legislative issues, economic impact; economic feasibility; regulation, statistical analysis, and general economic issues, 3/84 to present. I have worked as a consultant for the United States, the State of Nevada, the State of California, Washoe County, Equitorial Mining Limited, the Airport Authority of Washoe County, First Interstate Bank, Nevada Bell, Sierra Pacific Power, the AFL-CIO, the Retired Public Employees of Nevada, Circus Circus, Atlantic Richfield Company, Western Hyway Trucking Company, Design Concepts West, Richard D. Irwin, Inc., Lawyers Title Company of Northern Nevada, Harvey's Wagon Wheel, The law firms of Woodburn and Wedge; Yetter and Warden, Lionel, Sawyer, and Collins; Beckley, Singleton, De Lanloy, Jemison, and List; Tuttle and Taylor; Perry and Spann; and Hibbs, Roberts, Lemons, and Grundy; as well as several others. I have appeared on television stations KCRL, KOLO, and KTVN and radio station KRNO and have been interviewed by the Reno Gazette-Journal as an economic expert.

    University of Nevada, Reno; Part-time faculty; beginning 1/87.

    University of St. Francis, Part-time faculty, beginning 1/03.

    University of Phoenix, Part-time faculty, beginning 7/03.

    University of Nevada, Reno; Assistant Professor of Economics; 1/83 to 6/86.

    Merrill Lynch IBAR; Economist; 8/81 to 1/83. I worked as a consultant for litigation. I was responsible for legal cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, antitrust, lost profit, other business cases, pension evaluations, business evaluations, testimony, depositions, and client services.

    Rosse and Olszewski; Research Assistant; 8/80 to 8/81. I was responsible for basic research into vertical integration issues for the AT&T antitrust litigation and statistical research into pricing behavior for price-fixing litigation involving Gulf Oil and a uranium cartel.

    United States Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Intern summer of 1978 and 1979. I was responsible for background research and preparation of testimony on trucking and railroad regulation, productivity, international trade, and the Panama Canal Treaties implementing legislation.

  • Research

  • Study on Washoe County housing market; 3/85.

    Nevada Economic Diversification Study; 6/84 to 11/84. I wrote and/or edited sections on labor, regulation, and science and technology.

    Pacific Gas and Electric; Operations Research consultant; 4/80 to 6/80. I was part of a team working on a feasibility study regarding the construction of a coal-fired power plant.

    Ongoing research involving taxes in Nevada, employment trends in Nevada counties, railroad regulation, pricing under uncertainty, oligopolies, and research and development.

Papers And Publications

    "Welfare Tradeoffs Between Innovation and Market Structure: An Examination of the Functional Form of Cost Reducing Activities"; Delivered to the Western Social Science Association; April 1986.

    "A Model of Railroad Regulation"; University Microfilms; 1983.

    "Rate Bureaus and Optimal Prices"; Studies in Industrial Economics; Stanford University; 1980.


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Trustees' Award at the University of Southern California
  • Sloan Fellow at Stanford
  • Who's Who in Business and Industry, 1991 through 1997
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1993
  • Who's Who in the West, 1996-1997
  • Who's Who International, 1995