Economist James Dertouzos Appointed Director of RAND Institute For Civil Justice

For Release

October 27, 2009

Economist James Dertouzos has been appointed director of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, RAND Corporation President and CEO James A. Thomson announced today.

Dertouzos is a nationally recognized expert on public-sector resource management, industrial organization and the economics of the mass media and advertising. His research for the Institute for Civil Justice has included studies on wrongful termination, and the legal and economic implications of electronic discovery.

"We look forward to Jim Dertouzos continuing and expanding the work of the Institute for Civil Justice to make the nation's civil justice system more efficient and equitable," Thomson said.

In addition to his research activities, Dertouzos has been a professor of economics in the Pardee RAND Graduate School since 1980. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

Dertouzos is replacing economist Robert Reville, who stepped down from the post to lead a RAND initiative aimed at creating tools that can be used to help manage mass litigation and catastrophic liability issues.

Thomson also announced that Michael Greenberg will become director of the RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance, an effort within the Institute for Civil Justice. Previously, he was associate director of the center.

Greenberg is a lawyer and clinical psychologist whose research has spanned civil justice, health care, regulation and national security issues. He holds adjunct appointments at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Heinz College of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University and his J.D. from Harvard.

The RAND Institute for Civil Justice helps make the civil justice system more efficient and equitable by supplying government leaders, private decision makers and the public with the results of objective, empirically based, analytic research.

About RAND

RAND is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.