Quantitative Social Science is led by Dr. Paul Torelli, a Harvard-trained economics PhD and Seattle native who has published in preeminent economics and legal journals. His multi-disciplinary background across economics and other social science fields is informed by a deep expertise in statistics and econometrics. As a long-time teacher, his enthusiasm for these subjects is always clear. Dr. Torelli has worked with some of the most celebrated academic social scientists in the world, including the Chief Economists of the Council of Economic Advisers and Department of Labor and a MacArthur Genius Fellow, as well as Fortune 500 companies and leading law firms, from Latham & Watkins to Lieff Cabraser. He has led complex data-intensive engagements and economic research projects, including national class actions, and has testified at deposition and trial dozens of times.
Prior to Quantitative Social Science, Dr. Torelli taught econometrics at Harvard (where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow), worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and was an economic consultant in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and New York City. He holds MA and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard and a BA in economics and pure mathematics from UC Berkeley, where he graduated as the top student in the economics department. Today Dr. Torelli continues to serve the economics profession by acting as a referee for academic journals, and locally, he enjoys teaching economics and statistics as well as volunteering at law school mock trials. His recent book International Economics: Understanding the Forces of Globalization for Managers is featured by Harvard Business Publishing as part of their online digital catalogue.