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Selected Publications

Many of the following listed papers have live links that will allow you to print the full version. 

Injury and Death Topics

"Valuing Non-Wage Compensation of Private Sector Labor Union Workers in the Construction Trades," Frank D. Tinari and Kenneth T. Betz, Journal of Forensic Economics, 24(2), October 2013, pp. 205-220.
When to Hire or Not Hire an Economic Damages Expert in a Trucking Case,” Frank D. Tinari, The Lawyer’s LogBook, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Vol. 2, No. 2, June-July 2012, pp. 42-43.
"Comment on ‘Green v. Bittner and Progeny," Frank D. Tinari, Forensic Rehabilitation and Economics, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011, pp 109-112.
Comment on Smith, Smith & Uhl, ‘Estimating the Value of Family Household Management Services: Approaches and Markups’” Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., Forensic Rehabilitation and Economics, Volume 4, Number 1, 2011, pp. 33-36.
"How Your Economist Can Help You Value Damages in a Rule 50A Medical Malpractice Case", Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D. and Stephen B. Levinson, Ph.D., Bill of Particulars, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, Vol. II, 2010, pp. 68-69.
"Assessing Economic Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation: The State of New Jersey", Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D. and Kristin K. Kucsma, M.A., Journal of Forensic Economics, Volume 21, Issue 2, June 2010, pp. 219-234.
"Companionship, Advice, and Counsel Services", Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D. and Kristin K. Kucsma M.A., Section 640 of Chapter 6, The Value of Household Services, Determining Economic Damages, by Gerald D. Martin, Ph.D., Costa Mesa, CA: James Publishing, Inc., July 2008, pp. 6-7 - 6-11.
"The Role of the Forensic Economist in Nursing Malpractice Actions," Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., Chapter 13 of Nursing Malpractice, 4th Ed., edited by Patricia W. Iyer et al. Tucson: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Co., Inc., 2011, pp. 331-341. Earlier versions were: Chapter 34 of 3rd Ed., 2007, ed. by Patricia W. Iyer and Barbara J. Levin, pp. 1009-19; and Chapter 25 of 2nd Ed., 2001, ed. by Patricia W. Iyer, pp. 671-81.
"Did the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Accurately Assess Economic Losses?", Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy, Frank D. Tinari, Kevin E. Cahill and Elias Grivoyannis, Vol. 6, Issue 1, January 2006, pp. 1-42. ISSN 1538-0653, The B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy.
"What Accounts for the Big Differences in Damages Calculations for Death Cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey?", Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., 2003 Question and Answer Supplement to The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly.
"A Note on Household Services: Toward a More Comprehensive Measurement", Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., Journal of Forensic Economics, 17(3), Fall 2004 (published December 2005), pp. 383-385.
"Household Services: Toward A More Comprehensive Measure", Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., Journal of Forensic Economics, 11(3), 1998, pp. 253-265.
"Do We Double-Count Damages in Severe Personal Injury Cases?", Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., Journal of Legal Economics, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 1995, pp. 23-32.

Employment Litigation Topics

"Financial Planning - Making Prevailing Plaintiffs Whole", Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D. and Christopher W. Hager, Esq., New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. CLXXVIII - No 7, November 15, 2004.
"Approaches to Damages Measurement in Employment Litigation: An Introduction," Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., Journal of Forensic Economics, 16(2), 2003, pp. 151-152.
"In Employment Litigation, Stock Options Are Real Money: The Experts' View," Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., New York Employment Law & Practice (NY Law Journal Affiliate), Vol. 2, No. 7, April 2001, pp. 1-3.
"How to Keep Your Winning Clients From Getting Shortchanged by the Tax System," Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., New York Employment Law & Practice (NY Law Journal Affiliate), Vol. 2, No. 5, February 2001, pp. 6-7.

Public Policy Topics

"Incentive for first-time home buyers could move foreclosed properties", Dominick Mazzagetti and Frank D. Tinari, The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ, December 15, 2011.
"Cooperating on a New Idea: Avoiding Foreclosure Helps Both Lenders and Borrowers," Frank Tinari, Ph.D. and Dominick Mazzagetti, Ll.D., The Washington Times, February 16, 2010, p. 1.
"Hard to Scrub Numbers for BP Victims," Frank Tinari, Ph.D., and Manuel Smith, MA, Newark Star-Ledger, December 7, 2010.
"Ban Mortgage-Backed Securities?", Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D. and Dominick Mazzagetti, Ll.D., The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ, December 28, 2009.
"State's housing rules ignores needs of immigrants," Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D. and Kristin K. Kucsma, M.A., Daily Record, August 30, 2009.
"Is Affordable Housing the Remedy to Perceived Discrimination Against Immigrants?" Kristin K. Kucsma and  Frank D. Tinari, prepared for the Community Forum on Immigration and Education Issues, convened by the New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, May 2009.
"New Jersey's Council on Affordable Housing Research is Full of Shortcomings," Kristin K. Kucsma and Frank D. Tinari, Newark Star-Ledger, April 1, 2009.
"Preparing for the Next Wave of McMansions," Frank D. Tinari and Robert Michaels, New Jersey Municipalities, Trenton, NJ, June 2008, pp. 30-35.
"Should Your Town Establish a Land Use Board?" Frank D. Tinari and Robert C. Kirkpatrick, New Jersey Municipalities, Trenton, NJ, January 2008, pp. 14-17.
"One Mayor's View of State vs. Local Taxes," New Jersey Municipalities, November 2004, pp. 22-24.

Other Topics

A Comment on George DeMartino’s ‘Professional Economic Ethics: The Posnerian and Naive Perspectives,” Frank D. Tinari, Journal of Forensic Economics, 25(1), April 2014, pp. 91-97.
"The Structural Failures of the Heavenly Markets," Christopher W. Young, Ph.D., Wayne Eastman, J.D. Journal of Rationality and Society, Vo. 25, 2012, pp. 41-89.
"How Attorneys Can Prepare Themselves and their Damages Expert for Trial," Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., New Jersey Law Journal, 2011 How-To Guide, August 8, 2011, p. S-4. Also, in New York Law Journal, 2011 How-To Guide, November 2011, p. 10.
"New Federal Rule on Experts Now in Place," Frank Tinari, Ph.D., Sobel & Co. Newsletter, January 2, 2011.
"How to Ensure Economic Damages will be Presented Effectively at Trial," Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., The Legal Intelligencer, 2010 How-to Guide, pp. 12, 21, Fall 2010 (published October 2010).
"The Practice of Forensic Economics: An Introduction," Frank Tinari, Ph.D., Eastern Economic Journal, 36(3), 2010, 398-406.
"Estimates of Labor Productivity of Economic Damages Experts," Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D. and  Elias Grivoyannis, Ph.D., Journal of Forensic Economics, 18(2-3), Fall 2005 (published July 2006), pp. 139-153.
"Does the New Jersey Unisex Life Expectancy Table Alleviate or Promote Gender Discrimination?" Frank D. Tinari and Kevin E. Cahill.  Working paper.  2005.
"A Note on a Perverse Result under New York State's Rule 50-B: The Case of Pensions," Frank D. Tinari and Kevin E. Cahill.  Working paper.  2005.
"Teaching Forensic Economics in the University Curriculum," Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D.  and Frank Slesnick, Ph.D., Journal of Forensic Economics, 14(3), 2001, pp. 243-260.
"Competition for Forensic Economists and Their Ethical Behavior," Frank D. Tinari, Journal of Forensic Economics, 6(3), 1993, pp. 263-269.
"The Economic Expert for the Defense," Frank D. Tinari, The Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 12, No. 10, March 10, 1986, page 8.