Benjamin S. Shippen

Managing Director


B.A. Mercer University
M.S. Florida State University
Ph.D. Florida State University

Dr. Shippen’s economic consulting practice is focused on economic modeling and statistical analysis in the areas of labor and employment. He has worked on engagements involving allegations of discrimination in compensation, hiring, termination, performance, promotion and other employment decisions under Title VII, Equal Pay Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act claims. In wage and hour matters, Dr. Shippen has provided analysis and expertise addressing both FLSA and state law issues of unpaid overtime pay claims, off-the-clock work, improper tip pooling, and employee misclassification. He has been retained as a testifying expert on matters ranging from large class actions to single-plaintiff cases in both Federal and state courts.

In addition, Dr. Shippen has experience in building and managing large and complex employment data bases to analyze the effects of employment practices and policies. He has worked as a consultant to state agencies to analyze state employment data and trends and to statistically analyze agency budgets.

Dr. Shippen also provides economic loss valuations and damage estimates in employment matters involving claims of discrimination, wage and hour violations, and wrongful death or injury.

Dr. Shippen has published in academic journals such as the Journal of Labor Research, the Atlantic Economic Journal, and Legal Applications of Data for Institutional Research. Since 2011 he has taught a class in economic data analysis in the Master’s Program in Applied Economics at Florida State University. He often makes presentations to legal and human resources professionals on labor and employment issues, including presentations before the National Industry Liaison Group, the Florida Bar Association Labor and Employment section, and HR Florida.