Dr. Qian Lu

Managing Principal

San Francisco Office
Office 415.906.3223

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Dr. Lu is an expert in the areas of intellectual property, antitrust, class certification, and labor economics. She brings a background in economic research and computer programming, which allow her to analyze and curate intricate datasets for clients.

In the area of intellectual property, Dr. Lu has applied economic and econometric skills to analyze reasonable royalty and evaluate the intellectual property at issue in patent and copyright infringement disputes. In antitrust, she conducts economic analyses related to allegations of monopolization and price fixing.

In the area of labor and employment, Dr. Lu has specific experience in wage, employment, and gender discrimination. In her dissertation, which examined technological changes and employment growth of high skill occupations in the 2000s, Dr. Lu finds that technological advancements have expanded what computers can do and depressed the labor demand growth for high skill jobs.

Dr. Lu has coauthored a chapter on international trade issues in the book International Business in the 21st Century: Three Volumes.

Dr. Lu earned her PhD and MS in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her MA in economics from Boston University and her BA in economics from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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