Edward Bierhanzl is a Director at Resolution Economics, LLC, an economics, statistics, forensic accounting, and economic damages consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, and Charlotte. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Economics from Florida State University, and a B.S. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany. Prior to joining Resolution Economics Dr. Bierhanzl was a Principal in the Washington DC office of ERS Group, and a tenured Associate Professor of Economics at Florida A & M University.
Dr. Bierhanzl has extensive experience in economic modelling and statistical analysis in the areas of labor and employment. He has worked on engagements involving allegations of age, race, and gender discrimination in compensation, hiring, termination, performance, promotion and other employment decisions. In wage and hour matters Dr. Bierhanzl has provided analysis and expertise addressing both FLSA and state law issues of overtime pay, missed meals and breaks, off-the-clock work and employee misclassification. The scope of projects he has worked on has ranged from large class action matters and multi-district litigation to small single-plaintiff cases.
In addition to work in the areas of employment litigation and regulatory compliance, Dr. Bierhanzl has provided analytical expertise for cases involving discrimination and economic impact in the contexts of higher education, agriculture, and the environment. He has also provided analysis and testimony to assist municipal governments involved in labor contract negotiations and interest arbitration.
Dr. Bierhanzl has published papers in The Journal of Labor Research, The Journal of Private Enterprise, the Atlantic Economic Journal, The Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, and Regulation. He often makes presentations to legal and human resources audiences on the economic analysis of labor and employment issues, and has presented research and served on panels for various professional associations.
Ph.D. in Economics, Florida State University
M.S. in Economics, Florida State University
B.S. in Economics, the State University of New York at Albany