Halbert L. White

Fellow: Awarded 1988

Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

Website: http://dss.ucsd.edu/~hwhite/

Halbert White is Chancellor’s Associates Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. He is one of the world’s leading economists, with particular expertise in econometrics, predictive modeling, and artificial neural networks. He was educated at Princeton University, where he received an A.B. degree and was honored as valedictorian of his class, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Ph.D. in Economics.

In academia, Halbert White is recognized for setting new research standards and for influencing a broad range of disciplines with his innovative approaches. His 1980 paper on robust standard errors achieved the unique distinction of becoming the most cited paper in the economics literature from the last thirty-five years. A pioneer in his field, Dr. White has published more than 100 books and articles, is a frequent speaker at economic conferences around the world, holds multiple distinctions in addition to his Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World and Global Competition Review’s International Who’s Who of Competition Economists.

He has more than thirty years consulting experience, having worked closely with legal and corporate clients on a wide variety of issues to provide both expert testimony and senior-level guidance. His expertise has been successfully applied to solve complex challenges for top companies in the pharmaceutical, investment banking, and financial services industries.

A founder of Bates White, LLC, a Washington D.C.-based firm providing economic litigation support and other economic consulting services, Halbert White is a prominent testifying expert on economic damages. He has provided expert services to numerous defendant and plaintiff clients involved in price-fixing matters in the United States and elsewhere. He has also appeared before U.S. competition agencies to present economic analysis of the antitrust implications of proposed mergers and acquisitions.