Brian Becker, Ph.D. is an affiliate expert with Intensity and a leader in international business economics and taxation. Dr. Becker has more than 20 years of experience in consulting, teaching, and economic research, which he applies in providing expert services in areas including:
- Transfer pricing
- Commercial damages
- Intellectual property
- International trade
Dr. Becker has served as an economic expert in many of the largest transfer pricing litigation matters in Australia, Canada, India, and the United States. He served as the lead economic expert for the IRS in its largest settlement to date — $3.4 billion with GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Becker has produced more than 500 expert reports on behalf of Fortune 500 corporations, international law firms, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Australian Taxation Office, and the Canada Revenue Agency, among others. In addition, he has testified in disputes involving Chevron, General Electric, McKesson, Medtronic, and Roche.
Dr. Becker has been recognized as a top expert in Euromoney’s “Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors” since 2010. He is also recognized as a leading international tax advisor by Global Business Magazine.
Dr. Becker has served as a Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins University MBA Program, the Marymount University Business School, and the George Washington University MBA Program. Dr. Becker is a frequent guest lecturer at professional seminars, and he has written chapters and articles in a number of books and publications including:
- Transfer Pricing Handbook, 3rd Edition
- Transfer Pricing International
- Tax Management Transfer Pricing Report
- Corporate Governance Advisor
- Business Valuation Review
- The Journal of Forensic Economics
In addition to his work with Intensity, Dr. Becker is the President of Precision Economics LLC. He previously served as Senior Vice President at an investment research firm, Senior Managing Economist at an economics consulting firm, and has held roles in major accounting firms.
Dr. Becker earned a dual degree B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also an Instructor and Teaching Assistant of courses including Decision Science–Computer Applications, Operations Management, and Negotiations.