Advanced Analytical Consulting Group’s (AACG) presents the following complimentary webinar:

Do No-Poaching Clauses reduce job opportunities for workers in the Fast Food Industry? In this webinar we answer that question for the restaurants/geography discussed in the paper that fueled the recent and developing No-Poaching regulations and litigations.

AACG’s previous webinars and paper demonstrated that central empirical evidence cited by the New York Times, State Attorneys General and private litigants related to No-Poaching Clauses comes from a simple, but pivotal, miscalculation in the paper by Alan Krueger and Orley Ashenfelter (K&A). This highly referenced paper dramatically over-estimated the effect of No-Poaching Clauses on job concentration. The new empirical evidence in this webinar demonstrates how big the concentrative effects of No-Poaching Clauses could be for workers in Franchised Fast Food restaurants from the geography addressed in K&A.

Topics include the following:

  1.   A review of the central, repeated reliance on the paper by Alan Krueger and Orley Ashenfelter by the press, litigators, regulators and presidential candidates
  2.   A discussion of the simple, but critical, error in the K&A paper that has led to the legal and regulatory activity about No-Poaching Clauses
  3.   An analysis of the benefits and deficits of the data used by K&A in their No-Poaching analysis
  4.   A description of how an upper-bound estimate of the concentrative effects of No-Poaching Clauses can be calculated
  5.   New empirical findings about the effect of No-Poaching Clauses on the concentration of jobs faced by Franchised Fast Food Industry workers

About the Presenters:

Dr. Daniel S. Levy, National Managing Director, assists attorneys with economic, statistical and computing analyses in discrimination and other labor-related cases. In various areas of litigation, he has served as an expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants, including private companies, the Department of Labor, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Internal Revenue Service and has presented his research to the FBI, US Postal Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and New York State Attorney General’s Office.

Prior to founding Advanced Analytical Consulting Group, Dr. Levy was the National Managing Principal of Economic and Statistical Consulting for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. He also served as the Global Director of Economic Consulting for Arthur Andersen’s Value Solutions practice. He has also held research and consulting positions at Charles River Associates, The RAND Corporation, Needham, Harper Worldwide Advertising, SPSS Inc. and The University of Chicago Computation Center. Dr. Levy received a PhD and an AB with Special Honors in Economics from The University of Chicago.

Dr. Timothy Tardiff, Principal, assists attorneys and their clients with economic and statistical issues, with an emphasis on competition and antitrust issues. He has served as a consulting and expert witness in labor and competition matters in the United States and international jurisdictions, including for major telecommunications companies and regulatory authorities. Dr. Tardiff has frequently published articles in economics, antitrust, and telecommunications literature.

Prior to joining Advanced Analytical Consulting Group, Dr. Tardiff held research and consulting positions at Huron Consulting Group, NERA Economic Consulting, and Charles River Associates. Prior to his consulting career, Dr. Tardiff was on the faculty of the University of California, Davis. He received a Ph.D. in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine and a B.S. in Mathematics, with honors, from the California Institute of Technology.