Mickey Ferri, Ph.D.

Economist and Data Scientist

Phone: 858-373-9901


Mickey Ferri, Ph.D. is an expert in applied business economics with extensive experience in economic analysis, business strategy, consulting, and data analysis. He applies his expertise in a variety of areas, including economic damages, lost profits, reasonable royalty, intellectual property, commercial success, licensing, negotiation, breach of contract, labor economics, lost wages, antitrust, competition, financial analysis, strategy, and valuation. His work spans a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, software, hardware, employment, automobiles, consumer electronics, digital entertainment, sports, and e-commerce.

Dr. Ferri’s professional experience includes business, consulting, and economic analysis.  At Insight Economics, he has served as an economic damages expert in the United States federal and state court systems. Previously, he managed projects in strategic business consulting and high-stakes intellectual property litigation, including launching the sports business consulting practice, where he and his team consulted for teams and organizations in the NBA and MLB. In addition, Dr. Ferri is founder and President of Economics Athletes, which teaches life lessons through sports and economics.  Previously, Dr. Ferri cofounded Enflux, a YCombinator backed company that creates wearable sensors and mobile AI to improve human movement.


Dr. Ferri earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. At UChicago, Dr. Ferri was awarded the Presidential Fellowship, the highest award the university grants to Ph.D. students, as well as the Margaret G. Reid Fellowship for excellence in research relating to consumer behavior. Dr. Ferri has conducted extensive economic research in consumer behavior and market dynamics in entertainment and sports. For example, he analyzed changes in movie consumption and spending in response to the growth of Netflix, Redbox, and the Internet. Dr. Ferri taught numerous courses at the University of Chicago’s Department of Economics and the Booth School of Business, including industrial organization, microeconomics, public finance, and the economics of sports. Dr. Ferri graduated summa cum laude with degrees in quantitative economics, mathematics, and computer science from Tufts University.

Outside of economics, Dr. Ferri enjoys spending time with his family in San Diego, especially in Balboa Park and on the San Diego beaches. An avid runner and former NCAA track & field athlete, Dr. Ferri competes for the San Diego Track Club, serves on the Board of Directors of USA Track & Field San Diego as the Communications Chair, and coaches track & field at Del Norte High School.

The following are some examples of Dr. Ferri’s expert and consulting projects:

• Breach of contract. Expert economic analysis of lost profits due to alleged breach of contract. Analysis of lost income and lost profits under multiple scenarios, analysis of projected income and expenses, as well as historical income and expenses.

• Patent infringement. Economic analysis of alleged patent infringement related to cybersecurity hardware and software, including firewalls, secure wireless, endpoint security, email security, and secure remote access. Analysis of reasonable royalty, Georgia Pacific factors, license agreements, settlements, and economic damages.

• International Trade Commission. Economic analysis of investment in the United States related to non-invasive FDA approved devices, including investments in plant & equipment, as well as labor & capital.

• Commercial success. Economic analysis of alleged commercial success related to pharmaceuticals for anticoagulant treatment; blocking patents, revenues and profits, forecasted sales, comparisons to expectations, research & development expenses.

• Trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, fraud, and false advertising. Economic analysis of damages related to trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, fraud, and false advertising for products and technologies related to 5G communications and microchips.

• Lost wages. Expert economic analysis of damages due to alleged discriminatory enforcement of criminal law; analysis of lost wages for multiple individuals.

What clients say about Dr. Ferri:

Below are excerpts from unsolicited feedback from our clients about Dr. Ferri.

“I can’t tell you enough how we have appreciated ALL of your help in our matter.”

Client, Los Angeles

“Thank you for being an amazing resource throughout this case—we look forward to working with you again in the future!”

Law Firm Associate, San Francisco

“You guys were the best and Mickey is wonderful.”

Client, Los Angeles

“Thank you for all your help, you have done a tremendous job”

Client, California

“You guys stepped up for me at a time of need”

Client, Los Angeles

“Thanks again Mickey. You guys were the best.”

Client, Los Angeles

“Thanks again for all your help with our situation!”

Client, Los Angeles