Publications And Presentations

  • National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE), Eighth Annual Winter Meeting, January 27, 2007 to February 1, 2007, Onboard the Celebrity Cruise Ship “Century” Western Caribbean, Presentation of the paper: “Economic Damages from Personal Injuries and Wrongful Deaths on Cruise Ships.”
  • National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE), Winter Meeting – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, January 31 and February 1, 2003, Presented a Paper: “The use of Index Numbers in the Calculation of Lost Business Profits - A Case Study.”
  • Discussant of “Single Versus Multiple Discount Rates” by William Young Davis presented at the International 2001 Meetings of the National Association of Forensic Economists in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, February 3, 2001.
  • The Economic Value of a Stillborn Child” A Case Study by Merle F. Dimbath, Ph.D. a paper presented at the Winter Meeting of the National Association of Forensic Economics; February 2, 2001, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  • "The Theory and Practical Determination of Going Concern Value" Journal of Forensic Economics Vol VII, Number 2, Summer 1994.
  • "The Theory and Practical Determination of Going Concern Value" presented to National Association of Forensic Economists at the annual meeting of the Western Economic Association, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, June 23, 1993.
  • Forensic Economists as Experts in TMJ Cases" chapter in Litigating TMJ Cases, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.
  • "Recent Trends in Medical Care Costs" presented at Vail, Colorado Seminar for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, December 15, 1992.
  • "The Valuation of the Intangible Asset of Goodwill, Theory vs Practice" paper presented to Western Economic Association, San Francisco, California, July 10, 1992."
  • "You May be Worth More than You Think", Business/Day I, The Palm Beach Post and Evening Times, Monday, July 21, 1986, pg. 21.
  • Fixed vs Variable Discount Rates in Reduction to Present Value." The American Journal of Trial Advocacy Vol 8:3, 1985, Cumberland School of Law, Stamford University.
  • "How the Fed Controls Money", Real Estate Today, January, 1983.
  • "How to be Your Own Economist", Real Estate Today, August, 1980.
  • First Annual Report of the Florida Public School Board, author, Tallahassee, Florida 1969.
  • "A Theory of the Marketing Mix" The Southern Journal of Business, January, 1968.
  • A Survey of Small Business in the Tampa Bay Area. Center for Continuing Education, University of South Florida, June, 1967.
  • Survey of the Florida Dental Profession, Florida Surveys, Gainesville, Florida, 1964.
  • A Study of the Marketing of Selected Professional Services with Particular Reference to the Florida Dental Profession, Ph.D. Dissertation. 1964. This research demonstrated that economic and business concepts usually applied to tangible products were also applicable to intangible professional services.
  • Survey of Dental Patients Attitudes, co-author, Florida Surveys, Gainesville, Florida, 1963.
  • "Some Marketing Implications of Brevard County's Economic Growth" Economic Leaflets, College of Business Administration, University of Florida, May, 1963.
  • Survey of Dental Patients Attitudes, co-author, Florida Surveys, Gainesville, Florida, 1963.
  • A Case Study of the Influence of Industrial Development on Consumer Market, M.A. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1962.
  • Tourist Study for Caribbean Gardens, Naples, Florida, 1962.

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Professional Activities, Meetings And Seminars

  • "Current Trends in the Local and National Economies" presented to local CPAs for continuing professional information, June 10, 1992, Stuart
  • "Economizing our Economy" presented at the Managing Partners Luncheon, Palm Beach County Association of Legal Administrators, West Palm Beach, June 8, 1993
  • Attended the 1994 National Conference of The Institute of Business Appraisers, Inc. in Orlando, January 27-28, 1994
  • "Economic Outlook" presented to the Florida Advertising Publishing Association, Semi Annual Meeting, May 7, 1994, at Indian River Plantation, Stuart, FL
  • 64th Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association November 20-22, 1994 at Walt Disney World Village, Orlando, FL
  • "How to Use an Economist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases" Seminar presented for trial lawyers; approved by the Florida Bar for CLE credit
  • "How to Use an Economist in Divorce Cases" approved by the Florida Bar for CLE credit
  • "The Growing Significance of Shrinking Values" October 12, 1995 seminar Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 65th Annual conference Southern Economic Association, New Orleans Louisiana, November 18-20, 1995
  • 5th Annual National Litigation and Expert Witness Seminar, Hyannis, Massachusetts. June 20-21, 1996
  • 71st Annual conference Western Economic Association, San Francisco, California, June 28 - July 2, 1996
  • Presentation to the Treasure Coast Ad Federation regarding the Economic Outlook for the nation, the state and the Treasure Coast for 1997. January 22, 1997
  • 1997 Annual Convention of the Allied Social Science Associations particularly the American Economics Association and The National Association of Forensic Economics, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 4-6, 1997
  • 72nd Annual Conference Western Economic Association, Seattle Washington. July 9-13, 1997.  Discussant on paper entitled "Goodwill, Going Concern Value and Economic Theory"
  • Conference of the Allied Social Science Associations January 3-5, 1998 Chicago, IL Sessions attended for National Association of Forensic Economics and American Economic Association
  • Conference for the National Association of Business Economics October 4-7, 1998, Washington, DC
  • Participated in the American Economic Association and National Association of Forensic Economics Conference in New York January 3-5, 1999
  • 75th Annual Conference Western Economic Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 29-July 3, 2000
  • 9th Annual Conference for Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators and Court-Appointed Mediators, Orlando, Florida, August 17-19, 2000.  Continuing Education Credit for Family Law Update; Ethics for Circuit Civil Mediators and Workers’ Compensation Mediation
  • The Economic Value of a Stillborn Child: A Case Study by Merle F. Dimbath, Ph.D. A Paper Presented at the Winter Meeting of the National Association of Forensic Economics.  February 2, 2001, Sheraton Resort, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • “Unit Roots and the Capitalization of Earnings Approach to Business Valuations”, Discussion of the Tyler Bowles and W.C. Lewis Paper   Western Economic Association, San Francisco, California, July 6, 2001
  • Discussant of the paper: “The ability to work and Earnings Capacity: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey” at the 71st Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association, Tampa, Florida, November 17-19, 2001
  • 14th Annual Meeting, The American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts.  The Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 3-5, 2002
  • Treasure Coast Outlook Conference, Sponsored by the Florida East Coast CCIM Chapter, Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, April 18, 2002
  • Lorman Education Services, Economic Damages In Florida The Medical, Vocational and Economic Considerations Seminar, West Palm Beach, Florida, April 25, 2002
  • Professional Education Systems Institute, LLC (PESI), Litigating Premises Liability and Negligent Security Cases in Florida, Dania, Florida, October 10 & 11, 2002
  • Western Economic Association International 78th Annual Conference, Denver, July 11-15, 2003, Discussant: "The Age-Earnings Profile: Cross-Section and Time-Series Analysis".
  • Allied Social Science Associations & NAFE, San Diego, January 3-5, 2004; Sessions: "The Use and Misuse of Work life Expectancy Tables": "Forensic Applications of Time Series Analysis", "Issues in Litigation Economics" and "Forensic Economics and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services."
  • 17th Annual Meeting, The American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts.  The Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30 - April 1, 2005.
  • Second International Summer Conference of the National Association of Forensic Economics, Dublin, Ireland, May 27-28, 2005, Jack Ward, Program Chair
  • 18th Annual Meeting, The American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts.  The Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 29 – March 31, 2006.
  • 76th Annual Conference, Southern Economic Association, Charleston Place, Charleston, SC, November 18-21, 2006. American Economics Association, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA. January 4-6, 2008.
  • Western Economic Association 83rd Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 29 - July 3, 2008.   Paper Presented "The Use of Variable Discount Rates for Reduction to Present Value" Allied Social Science Associations, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 3 – 5, 2010.
  • Western Economic Association 85th Annual Conference, Portland, OR, June 27 – July 3, 2010.
  • National Association of Forensic Economists, Curacao:  February 2011.  Paper presented: “Update to Death on the High Seas.”
  • National Association of Forensic Economists (NAFE) Liberty of the Seas, February 4-11, 2012. Case Study of college student expulsions.
  • NAFE meetings at the Western Economic Association, Seattle, Washington June 28-30, 2013.
  • Eleventh Annual International Conference of NAFE- Lisbon, Portugal, May 30-31, 2014.
  • NAFE 12th International Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 22, 2015.
  • NAFE 13th International Conference, Bucharest, Romania May 23, 2016.
  • NAFE sessions at the 92nd Western Economic Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA June 26-27, 2017.
  • NAFE 15th International Conference, Bath, England, May 25, 2018.  Presented an analysis and discussion of the proposed Fair Calculations Act.