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Peter H. Nickerson, Ph.D.
Peter Nickerson is a professional economist and the principal of Nickerson & Associates. He has provided consulting expertise to business, legal and government entities since 1978. In that capacity, Peter has provided economic and statistical analyses, damage assessments, settlement administration and settlement analyses for arbitration and mediation.

Peter has been qualified as an economics and statistics expert in federal and state courts throughout the West. He was a tenured professor in the Albers School of Business at Seattle University where he taught graduate and undergraduate economics courses for over thirteen years. Between 1995 and 2002 Nickerson was President and CEO of a publicly traded Internet services company.

  • • Ph.D. in Economics; University of Washington, 1984. Fields of concentration were microeconomics, natural resources and public finance. Research in natural resources and lottery allocation systems as they function as pricing mechanisms.
  • • M.S. in Economics; University of Washington, 1978. Coursework in macro and micro economic theory, econometrics, and natural resources. Estimated demand for recreational shellfish resources for Institute for Marine Sciences.
  • • B.A. in Economics and Business; Washington State University, 1975.
  • • Engineering; Stevens Institute of Technology, 1970-1972.
Expertise / Work Areas
  • • Microeconomics, Statistics, Natural Resources, Labor, Employment, Wage and Hour, Income Stream Valuation, Business Valuation
Selected Recent Cases
  • • UFCW et al. v. Nordstrom (90-2-04282-1), King County (WA) Superior Court
  • • In Re: the Exxon Valdez (A89-05950CV (HRH)), US District Court, Alaska
  • • Fox et al. v. Bonneville Power Administration (95-1873-JE), US District Court, Oregon
  • • Carver Shannon v. National Football League et al. (WEC 11622), Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • • Sheikh v. Shell Oil
  • • Thiebes v. Wal-Mart
  • • Jackson v. Olympic Pipeline Company