The Research Gap
At SettlementAnalytics™ we are focused on the analysis and optimisation of legal claims and challenge of litigation settlement from an asset and liability management point of view. Our work draws upon numerous theoretical disciplines including game theory, information economics, financial analysis and Monte Carlo simulation.
The applied nature of our work regularly gives rise to research ideas that are generally under-explored in the academic literature. We see this as representing both a challenge and an opportunity. We see evidence of a research “market inefficiency”, and we are motivated by the potential to add value by pursuing these under-explored avenues and to fill a gap in the market.
Our Research Interests
A good example of this is our work on punitive damage pricing in litigation settlement negotiations. The academic literature refers to a “shadow effect” of punitive damages in settlement bargaining. However, this work is characterised as having a mostly policy point of view and is relatively silent on the theoretical or empirical influence of punitive damages on settlement pricing in practice.
Our own proprietary model development has enabled us to examine the normative influence of punitives in settlement pricing and identify a characteristic structure to their settlement price influence. This work points to an area of significant inefficiency in litigation settlement negotiations.
This is just one of many examples where analytic and quantitative approaches to litigation and settlement can provide insight and add value. In general, we believe that legal claims are one of the most inefficiently priced and under-researched asset classes to which companies and institutions are exposed. We are excited by the potential to raise the bar in this area and add value through our work and our applied research.
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