Eric Fruits is a senior scholar at the International Center for Law & Economics and an adjunct professor of economics at Portland State University.
Eric is an antitrust expert who has written articles on price fixing and cartels for the top-tier Journal of Law and Economics. He has assisted in the review of several mergers including Exxon-Mobil, BP-Arco, Nestlé-Ralston, and Sysco-US Foods. He has worked on many antitrust lawsuits, including Weyerhaeuser v. Ross-Simmons, a predatory bidding case that was ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
As an expert in statistics, Eric has provided expert testimony regarding securities transactions, real estate, profit projections, agricultural commodities, and war crimes allegations. He has testified in state courts, federal courts, and an international court.
Eric has written peer-reviewed articles on initial public offerings (IPOs), the municipal bond market, real estate, and the formation and operation of cartels. His economic analysis has been widely cited and has been published in The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and a numerous regional newspapers.