Ryan Sullivan
Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan, Ph.D.


Ryan Sullivan, Ph.D. is President of Intensity, LLC and provides expertise in economics, finance, and statistics.  He applies his expertise to solve complex and challenging issues that organizations face in the competitive marketplace and the courtroom.

| Litigation & Disputes.  Dr. Sullivan has wide-ranging experience with the economics of intellectual property and technology, technically demanding analyses of antitrust and competition, robust statistical modeling for labor and employment issues, and detailed quantitative analyses for securities and finance disputes.

| Business Analytics.  Dr. Sullivan develops and implements state-of-the-art predictive models that provide reliable, evidence-based insights into business outcomes.  These predictive models are implemented across a spectrum of business challenges, including price optimization, promotional programs, business strategy, forecasting, and investing.

Dr. Sullivan is a recognized top U.S. economic expert by Intellectual Asset Management in each year from 2014 to 2020.  Dr. Sullivan was rated at the top gold-band level reserved for those professionals highest among their peers in the field.  According to IAM, “Ryan Sullivan uses sophisticated economic models to solve the trickiest damages conundrums.”  IAM further commented that the “outstanding academician is celebrated for his creative but rigorous, data driven approach and deep engagement with the questions at hand.”

Dr. Sullivan is often retained to provide expert testimony in high-stakes commercial litigation.  He has provided expert testimony in more than a dozen cases that each had more than $1 billion in controversy.  Dr. Sullivan has testified at trial in more than 25 cases, provided deposition testimony in more than 90 cases, and submitted expert reports in more than 100 cases.

Dr. Sullivan is the Treasurer and serves as an officer on the Board of Trustees for San Diego Zoo Global, the world’s premier, nonprofit zoological organization that operates the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, Institute for Conservation Research, and the Global Wildlife Conservancy.  The mission of San Diego Zoo Global is to save species worldwide by uniting expertise in animal care and conservation science with dedication to inspiring passion for nature.

Dr. Sullivan has served as an invited member of the Economics Leadership Council at the University of California, San Diego.  In this role, he provided guidance to the Department of Economics faculty on the application of economic science in private industry.  In addition, Dr. Sullivan mentors UC San Diego graduate students and is a frequent contributor of time and resources to the Department of Economics.

Dr. Sullivan earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego.  While at UC San Diego, Dr. Sullivan used advanced statistical methods to evaluate the predictive ability of econometric models.  He has published economic research in top-tier, peer-reviewed academic journals—including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Econometrics, and the International Journal of Forecasting—as well as articles on the economics of intellectual assets.

Dr. Sullivan has provided professional economic services since 1992.  He established Quant Economics, Inc. in 2006 and Intensity in 2014.

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