Robert R. Trout

Robert R. Trout

Education & Credentials

  • BS, Math & Economics – University of Oregon
  • MBA, Finance – UCLA
  • Ph.D., Financial Economics – UCLA
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) – CFA Institute



Robert R. Trout has over three decades of experience in the fields of finance, economics and statistics, with professional experience in these fields spanning both academic and professional roles. He is a past member of several national consulting practices specializing in forensic economic issues and has testified in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has also served as a Visiting Professor of Finance at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) from 1988-1992, and as Assistant Professor at UC Irvine from 1977-1978.

Dr. Trout is the author of numerous academic articles, research reports, and presentations. He is a former Director of the National Association of Forensic Economics, is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Forensic Economics, and is the former Managing Editor of Litigation Economics Digest. He is a member of the CFA Institute. His current practice and research interests include valuation of patents and intellectual property, as well as revising his economic model for determining the likely duration of an employee’s period of future employment.

Dr. Trout has provided consulting services to law firms, government entities, and businesses on a wide range of issues in numerous industries. He has 31 years of experience providing expert witness services on topics including, but not limited to, statistics, economics, valuation, economic damages, securities, employment-related damages, business interruption damages, regulatory economics issues, antitrust economics, damages and the valuation of intangible assets. He has submitted numerous expert reports and testified multiple times at depositions, trials, and at federal and state regulatory hearings for various law firms.