A specialist in economic and financial damages, Dr. Magee has more than 40 years of experience. He is adept at cases involving complex financial damages for large corporate plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Magee’s client CenterPoint Energy Houston was awarded $2.4 billion in 2004, affirmed on appeal. Dr. Magee served as damage expert on the MM Steel case, which awarded the company $156 million in 2014, and was affirmed at the Fifth Circuit in 2015 and at the Supreme Court in 2016. During his career, Dr. Magee served as White House staff, and advised three additional administrations. He also served on the National Science Foundation Committee for Economics and on the Secretary of Commerce’s Economic Advisory Board. An award-winning professor, Dr. Magee teaches managerial microeconomics and international finance in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He taught courses on How to Calculate Corporate Litigation Damages at the University of Texas Law School. Dr. Magee also previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. He has served on the editorial boards of six academic journals as well as authored three books and nearly 80 academic articles. More than 1,600 academic papers cite his work. Nobel laureates James Buchanan and George Stigler and the 1989 Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Economics, Assar Lindbeck, endorsed Dr. Magee’s 1989 book titled “Black Hole Tariffs.”


  • White House Staff Economist, 1972-1973; President’s Council of Economic Advisers, 1967-1968; Advised Vice President Rockefeller, 1976; Advised Bush White House, 1992
  • Has presented more than 130 academic papers in the U.S. and worldwide, including a paper presented in Havana, Cuba, 2003, attended by Fidel Castro
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Secretary of Commerce Economic Advisory Board, 1979-1980
  • National Science Foundation, Committee for Economics, 1979-1980
  • PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969
  • MA, Economics, Texas Tech University, 1966
  • BA, Economics, Texas Tech University, 1965


  • Seminal work, Black Hole Tariffs, 1989, Endorsed on the cover by two Nobel Laureates (Stigler and Buchanan) and Chair of the Nobel Committee (Assar Lindbeck)
  • International Trade Journal, Editorial Board, 2007-2014
  • Review of International Economics, Editorial Board, 1992-1994
  • Journal of Economic Integration, Editorial Board, 1992-1994
  • Economics and Politics, Associate Editor, 1988-1992
  • Journal of International Economics, Associate Editor, 1977-1979
  • Review of Economics and Statistics, Associate Editor, 1972-1979
  • Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, 1992-1993
  • Career Outstanding Research Contribution Award, University of Texas, 1990
  • Joe D. Beasley Teaching Award, Top Core Professor in MBA Program, School of Business, University of Texas, 1980, 2000
  • MIT and Ford Foundation Fellowships

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