Michael Chapman, PhD



Michael Chapman has more than 20 years of experience providing economic, financial, and strategic consulting services to commercial firms, law firms, and foreign governments. He has served as an economic expert to and conducted economic analyses in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, semiconductors, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, steel, agricultural products, and consumer goods.

Academic Background

Dr. Chapman holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Michael has taught microeconomics at several leading business schools, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross Business School, and Georgetown University Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business. He also taught competitive strategy courses at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Dr. Chapman also holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA with Honors from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. 

Consulting and Professional Service Experience

 Dr. Chapman has worked as an economic consultant specializing the determination of damages since 2002.  Prior to founding Envision Economics, Michael was Senior Managing Director of Ankura Consulting from 2017 to 2019 and a Vice President of Analysis Group Inc. from 2002 to  2017. During this period, Dr. Chapman led teams in more than 100 engagements that addressed economic issues in a variety of litigation contexts, including intellectual property, antitrust, and commercial damages. 

Prior to becoming an economic consultant, Dr. Chapman was Strategy Specialist at McKinsey & Co. from 2000 to 2002. Between 1995 to 2000, he practiced as an international trade attorney at Shearman & Sterling, where he represented primarily foreign companies and governments in antidumping and countervailing duties proceedings before the US International Trade Commission, the US Department of Commerce, the US Court of International Trade, and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His clients included a beryllium manufacturer from Kazakhstan, steel producers from China and Mexico, an oil company from Venezuela, a large printing press manufacturer from Germany, and tomato farmers from Mexico.