Ashok Abbott is a tenured associate professor of Finance at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Professor Abbott received his MBA and PhD in Finance from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. His PhD dissertation title was, "The Valuation Effects of Tax Legislation in Corporate Sell-offs."
Professor Abbott provides analytical and research support to members of the legal and valuation communities. He has served as an expert witness in state and federal court for depositions, hearings, and trials. His recent assignments include working with S&P, Duff & Phelps, and Willamette Management Associates.
Professor Abbott's 25 years of experience in academia, 16 years of industry experience, and 20 years of litigation consulting experience, uniquely qualify him to analyze complex economic issues and develop reasoned opinions to meet the needs of dispute and valuation engagements.
In addition to publishing extensively in scholarly finance research journals, he has presented at national and international finance and valuation conferences. Professor Abbott's classroom experience allows him to present complex ideas to non-experts in a manner that is both educational and engaging.
Professor Abbott supports valuation practitioners and litigators with quantitative research, statistical analysis, and economic modeling. His statistical capabilities include sampling and research design, testing for statistical significance, modeling and estimation and regression, and time series analysis. He works closely with litigation teams, presenting them with his independent analysis of financial and economic data. He also provides a professional critique of the opposing party expert's analysis.