Leaders in Forensic Economics, Academic Research, Expert Testimony and Demographic Data


John O. Ward, Ph.D.


Direct dial: (913) 381-9420

Kurt V. Krueger, Ph.D.


Direct dial: (913) 228-0338

William H. Rogers, Ph.D.


Direct dial: (636) 735-3590

Alicia R. Hiles, MA, MS, CRC


Direct dial: (913) 286-4876


Forensic economics is the scientific discipline that applies economic theories and methods to matters within a legal framework. Together with Dr. Gerald Olson, Dr. John Ward created the National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE), the first and largest academic organization to study forensic economics—today 600 members strong.

John O. Ward, Ph.D.

  • President NAFE 1986-87

  • Editor Journal of Forensic Economics, 1987-2005

  • Editor Journal of Legal Economics 2007-08

  • Advisory Board of Forensic Economic Abstracts since 1995

  • Awarded Outstanding Financial Expert in Missouri

  • NAFE Past President’s Award

Kurt V. Krueger, Ph.D.

  • President NAFE 2013-14

  • Managing Editor Journal of Forensic Economics, since 2009

  • NAFE Past President’s Award

  • Instrumental in drafting NAFE Ethics Statement

  • 2018 Research Prize in Forensic Economics

William H. Rogers, Ph.D.

  • Midwest Vice President NAFE 2018-20

  • Special Editor Journal of Legal Economics, since 2017


John O. Ward, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1969 to 2003; Professor Emeritus, 2003 to date

  • Economics Department Chair 1976-78, 1992-2003

  • Associate Dean, 1978-1985

  • Consultant to Department of Commerce; Ford Foundation; World Bank; Department of Labor; Department of Defense; Government of Brazil

  • Seven co-Edited books; fourteen book chapters; twenty-seven journal articles; and, nine monographs/reports.

  • Over 100 national and international presentations to economists on economic theory, method, and data

Kurt V. Krueger, Ph.D.

  • Twenty-eight peer reviewed journal articles; one co-Edited book; seven book chapters.

  • Over 50 national presentations to economists on economic theory, method, and data.

  • Authority on work life expectancy, personal consumption, and household work.

William H. Rogers, Ph.D.

  • Past Associate Professor of Economics Lindenwood University

  • Research Fellow, Hammond Institute

  • Past Associate Professor at University of Missouri-St. Louis

  • Ten peer reviewed journal articles.

  • Consultant to Public Policy Research Center; St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association.

  • Over 20 national presentations to economists on economic theory, method, and data.


Economic analysis and testimony in over 5,000 litigation matters for plaintiffs and defendants. Specializing in:

  • Personal injury and death tort damages

  • Employment discrimination, termination, and wage/hour

  • Commercial lost profits and business destruction

  • Individual class action damages

  • Retentions from state’s attorney general and USDOJ

  • Noted in appellate decisions

  • High profile and catastrophic cases

  • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy Instructors

  • Numerous law school and legal presentations

  • Pro bono consulting to Families of 9-11


Expectancy Data Publishing Company. Recognized authority data source for information on household work services, full-time earnings, fringe benefits, and morbidity adjusted life expectancy. Cited in publications by the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Transportation, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, American Heart Association, and others. Most cited publication by forensic economists for estimating hours and value of household work services.


Alicia R. Hiles, MA, MS, CRC

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor State of Missouri License #00118551

  • Masters in Economics and Rehabilitation Counseling.

  • Member: Intl.. Association of Rehabilitation Professionals

  • Member: Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals