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Dr. James Gikas - Recon Senior Vice President

James Gikas joined Recon Research Corporation as a senior economist in 1991. His fields of expertise are price theory, industrial organization, antitrust economics and econometrics. While at Recon, he has been responsible for advising major financial institutions about national and regional economic trends, including real estate markets and the current and future structure of various industries. In addition, Dr. Gikas has managed several litigation support projects covering theoretical applications of economics to the law and their supporting empirical studies, including in depth market structure and concentration analysis, estimated lost profit calculations, and rate of return studies.

Before joining Recon, Dr. Gikas taught a variety of economics courses at California State University, Northridge. While there, he was also on several faculty committees and served a term as a member and treasurer of the board of directors for the federally chartered credit union that serves the campus. Prior to that, Dr. Gikas attempted to market an instructional video series on introductory economics for kids, starring Billy Barty as Mr. Opportunity Cost. Unfortunately, his idea was not well received.

Dr. Gikas earned a B.A. in economics at the University of Maryland and received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Culver City where he enjoys shooting water rats and feeding them to his geese.

Dr. Gikas can be contacted at jgikas@reconcorp.com

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