Mickey Ferri, Ph.D.
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, employment, automobiles, consumer electronics, digital entertainment, sports, and e-commerce.
Dr. Ferri’s professional experience includes many years in business, consulting, and economic analysis. At Insight Economics, he has served as an economic damages expert in multiple cases in the United States District Court. In addition, he has performed economics damages analyses in a variety of settings. Previously, he held a full-time economist position at Quant Economics and Intensity Corporation, where he managed projects in strategic business consulting and high-stakes intellectual property litigation. During his time with Intensity Corporation, Dr. Ferri launched the sports business consulting practice, where he and his team consulted for teams and organizations in the NBA and MLB.
Dr. Ferri is a founder of two companies in sports and healthcare. Dr. Ferri cofounded Enflux, a YCombinator backed company that creates wearable sensors and mobile AI to improve human movement. Dr. Ferri is founder and President of Economics Athletes, which teaches life lessons through sports and economics. Dr. Ferri serves on the Board of Directors of USA Track & Field San Diego as the Communications Chair and he coaches track & field at Del Norte High School.
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