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DAVID RICHARD WILLIAMS, Ph.D. 11601 Southwest 61st Court, Miami, Florida 33156 Phone: (305) 669-8244 Fax: (305) 669-8245 Cellular: (305) 775-4160 E-mail:

EDUCATION University of Florida Ph.D. in Economics, December 1986. Fields of Specialization: Econometrics and Urban/Regional Economics Dissertation Topic Estimation of Black and White Housing Services Demand Elasticities in the United States Using a Simultaneous Model of Tenure Choice and Housing Services Demand. University of North Carolina M.A. in Economics, December 1981. University of Wales B.Sc. in Economics (Magna Cum Laude), July 1979.


President, Florida Economics Consulting Group, Inc. Economic consulting in state and local government taxation, finance and legislation. Economic expert witness in wrongful death, personal injury, discrimination and business damage cases.


Adjunct Professor, College of Business Administration, University of Miami. Teaching classes in: Economic Forecasting Methods, Advanced Quantitative Analysis, Macroeconomics /Microeconomics at the Executive MBA and undergraduate levels.


Member, Florida Trend Magazine Board of Economists.

Fall 1992 Winter 1993

Economics Editor for Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Daily Business Reviews.

Summer 1989 - Senior Research Fellow, Center of Economic Research, Florida Summer 1992 International University. Research related to industrial production indices in Florida under a grant from FPL. Summer 1989 - Correspondent, Kiplinger Florida Letter. Summer 1991 Contributed economic/political data and facts for monthly newsletter from Washington, D.C. Fall 1989 Fall 1990

Adjunct Professor, St. Thomas University. Teaching classes in: Money & Banking and Principles of Macroeconomics.

August 1985 June 1989

Senior Economic Forecaster/Acting Chief Economic Analyst. Executive Office of the Governor, Tallahassee, Florida. In charge of using the Florida economic, demographic, general revenue, and transportation revenue econometric models to forecast state and national economic variables and tax revenues on behalf of the Governor’s Office. Editor of the bi-monthly publication, “The Governor’s Report on Florida’s Economy.” Various projects and research on the economic and fiscal impact of national and state legislation on the state’s economy and tax revenue. Senior staff to the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors. Tracking legislation through the State’s Legislative sessions.

Summer 1984 - Forecasting Assistant. Bureau of Economic and Business Research Summer 1985 (BEBR), University of Florida. Assisted Director in State and MSA economic forecasting and model building. Also responsible for writing up the forecasting results in the Bureau’s quarterly publication, “The Florida Outlook.” Fall 1982 Florida. Spring 1984

Teaching Associate, Department of Economics, University of Responsible for teaching weekly discussion classes in the principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics to classes of up to 500 undergraduate students.

September Teaching and Research Associate, Department of Economics, 1979 University of North Carolina. December 1981 Responsible for teaching weekly discussion classes in business statistics.

HONORS, AWARDS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Appointed by Secretary George Sheldon to the Advisory Committee on Economic Security (ACES) in the State of Florida Department of Children and Families. Appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles to the Technical Task Force of the Government Accountability to the People (GAP) Commission. On Board of Directors for Big Brothers /Big Sisters of Greater Miami (1993-2000), Founder and former Chair of Annual Big Brothers /Big Sisters of Greater Miami golf tournament, member of speaker’s bureau and active Big Brother since 1991. Finalist for the 1995 Dade County “Up and Comers” Awards. Past President and Chairman of the Board of the Dade Economic Forum. Leadership Miami Class 1991-1992. Elizabeth Tuckerman Foundation Scholar 1982-1986. Past member of national honorary economics society Omicron Delta Epsilon.

Member of National Association of Forensic Economists and the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts. Article reviewer for the Journal of Forensic Economics and the Litigation Economics Review. Judge for the Dade Public Education Fund 1992-1993 Teacher MiniGrants Program. BDO Seidman/Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 1992 Business Pulse Advisory Committee. Outstanding Teaching Associate Award, Fall 1983 and Spring 1984, University of Florida. Captain of University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) golf team. On Board of Directors of Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club. “E” State Soccer license in Florida Youth Soccer Association. Sponsor of the “David R. Williams Best Empirical Paper” in the Doctoral Program in the Department of Economics at the University of Florida (2008 -). Vice President and sponsor of the Welsh Schools’ Football Association. Sponsor of the Football Association of Wales Football in the Community Charitable Trust and introduced affinity credit card program. Founder and Chair of annual golf tournament in Wales to benefit youth football development in Wales. Vice President of Colwyn Bay Football Club. Sponsor of the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Ysgol Bod Alaw. Vice President of Wales International/Cymru A’r Byd. Past President (1999-2005) and Founder of the Welsh North American Chamber of Commerce. Patron of Hen Bods of Ysgol Bod Alaw. Member (white robe) of Gorsedd.

SPEECHES Florida Chamber of Commerce/Florida Trend Summit; National Association of State Budget Officers; American Society for Public Administration; Florida Association of Governmental Purchasing Officers; International Association of Financial Planners; Dade Economic Forum and other national, state and local organizations and various bar groups.

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS Piette, Michael J. and Williams, David R. “International Data and the Forensic Economist: A Guide to Sources and Uses,” This paper is included in the book titled “Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Damages Calculations: Transatlantic Dialogue.” edited by John O. Ward and Robert J. Thornton, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK, 2009 Piette, Michael J. and Williams, David R. “Data Sources for Cases Involving Foreign Nationals.” This paper is included in Determining Economic Damages, Gerald Martin, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, 2007 Piette, Michael J. and Williams, David R. “A Guide to International Data Sources.” Journal of Forensic Economics, Volume XIX, Number 2, Spring/Summer 2006. (Published March 2007) Piette, Michael J. and Williams, David R. “International Data Sources and Issues When Computing Economic Losses Involving Foreign Nationals.” Presented at Eastern Economic Association Meetings in Philadelphia, 2006. Williams, David R. “Assessing Economic Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation: The State of Florida.” Journal of Forensic Economics, Volume XV, Number 3, Fall 2002. (Published February 2004) Williams, David R. “The Economics of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation: The State of Florida.” Presented at Western Economic Association Meetings in Denver, 2003. Williams, David R. “Valuing the Components of the Compensation Package of Executives.” Litigation Economics Digest, Volume III, Number 2, Fall 1998. Williams, David R. “Valuing the Components of the Compensation Package of Executives.” Presented at Southern Economic Association Meetings in Washington, D.C., 1996. Williams, David R. “Calculating Wages and the Value of Fringe Benefits in Cases Involving Military Personnel.” Litigation Economics Digest, Volume I, Number II, Spring 1996. Williams, David R. “Calculating Wages and the Value of Fringe Benefits in Cases Involving Military Personnel.” Presented at Southern Economic Association Meetings in New Orleans, 1995. Williams, David R. “Tourism” chapter in The Economy of Florida: 1995 edition, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1995.

Burritt, Chase and Williams, David R., “Tourism in Florida” chapter in The Economy of Florida: 1990 edition, Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors Book, Summer 1990.

“No Jackpot for Education,” Florida Trend, August, 1998. “Time for Fiscal Reform,” Florida Trend, August, 1997. “Spending Cap: Unintended Result?” Florida Trend, February, 1994.

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