Scott Gilbert, PhD, is an economist who is currently an associate professor of economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and has been director of graduate and undergraduate economic studies there. He teaches courses in economic and business statistics, econometrics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial economics, and monetary economics. He is a research economist and statistician whose research has been published in excellent academic journals, including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Journal of Multivariate Analysis, the Journal of Futures Markets, and Economics Letters. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He also provides consulting and expert witness services in insurance and court cases involving economic damages.