Joan K. Meyer
Dr. Meyer is an economist specializing in applied economics, finance, and policy analysis. As a Principal at Industrial Economics, Incorporated, she has more than 25 years of experience in analyzing the economic, business, and financial dimensions of natural resource, environmental, and policy issues.
She regularly testifies as an expert witness in federal, state and administrative courts, and supports litigation teams on the economic and financial aspects of cases involving air, water, and hazardous waste issues. Her testimony in these cases has encompassed the financial condition of businesses and individuals, the economic benefit gained by companies from regulatory noncompliance, fraudulent conveyance, successor liability, piercing the corporate veil, de facto mergers, regional economic impact of businesses and industries, and issues relating to cost/benefit analysis. She also assesses the likely impacts of proposed reorganization plans for companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy on recovery of government claims. Dr. Meyer has been engaged in matters across numerous industries, including hard rock mining, coal, natural gas, petroleum, meat processing, chemicals, timber, wood processing, marine transport, hospitality, and aerospace.
Dr. Meyer holds a B.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics (with honors) from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University (Major field: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Minor fields: Corporate Finance and Econometrics/Quantitative Methods).