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Jeffrey E. Nehls, M.A.


Mr. Nehls has been working as a full-time associate with Pacey Economics since 2009. He authors reports and provides deposition and trial testimony relating to litigation in personal injury, death, employment separation/termination, business dispute cases utilizing various labor economics data and research. He prepares written reports, charts, graphs, and other materials for expert witness presentation. He is a key contributor on public policy projects for national, state, and local agencies including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Colorado Department of Education (CDE), Boulder Municipal Employee Association (BMEA), Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA), Arkansas River Conservation Cooperative (ARCC), etc. In this regard he develops materials, creates presentations for policy makers, and is especially adept at designing information to be readily understandable to policy makers.


Mr. Nehls also has experience developing databases, designing studies and reports, and conducting quantitative and qualitative research including extensive work with Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data and projections. He has designed R and STATA programs to perform statistical analysis on large cross sectional and longitudinal data for a business analyses. Mr. Nehls began authoring reports and providing deposition and trial testimony in 2015 and he now has more than 30 courtroom appearances. His knowledge in applied economics, combined with strong computer skills, enhance his expertise for a variety of consulting projects. 

Mr. Nehls is a member of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE), National Association of Forensic Economists (NAFE), the Denver Association of Business Economists (DABE) and the American Economic Association (AEA). He also taught as an adjunct economics professor at Front Range Community College.

Mr. Nehls obtained a Bachelor’s degree in 2007 from University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, with a major in economics and minor in mathematics and completed his Master’s degree in economics from University of Colorado Denver in May 2015. He also completed a leadership development program called Impact Denver.

When away from work, Mr. Nehls enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, as well as participating in many forms of recreation including soccer, skiing, and biking. He is also an avid chess player and an amateur musician.

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