About our Founder Dr. Andrew Roper

Dr. Andrew (“Drew”) Roper is the founder of Catalyst Economic Consulting, LLC, a former Executive Vice President and current Senior Consultant at Compass Lexecon, and former Vice President at Cornerstone Research. During his career, Drew has served as a testifying and consulting expert on a variety of matters requiring complex economic and financial analyses for a variety of entities and individuals across several industries and countries.

Prior to his litigation and testimony work, Dr. Roper served as a researching and teaching academic in Finance for almost 10 years. He taught as a Lecturer at the Stanford School of Law, as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and as a Lecturer at Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.  

Dr. Roper’s teaching and research focused on asset pricing and corporate finance related topics, including trading and valuation of financial securities and empirical research and design. His research has been published in peer reviewed economic and financial journals and he has also served as a referee in the peer review process for leading economic and financial journals throughout his career.

Dr. Roper received a BA in economics from Washington and Lee, a MA in economics from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD in finance from Duke University.