Les Livingstone earned MBA and Ph.D. degrees at Stanford University. He is a CPA (licensed in NY and TX). Les has been recognized as an expert on Finance, Economics & Accounting by numerous federal and local courts in a large number of U.S. states. These states include Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota & Texas, as well as Washington DC.Since 1991 Les has directed his own consulting firm, specializing in Damage Estimation for large-scale Commercial Litigation and in Business Valuation. He has served as a Consulting or Testifying Expert in many cases, and has testified in Federal and State courts in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Texas. He has also testified before Federal government agencies including the FTC, FERC, as well as the Public Utilities Commission of Texas. His previous experience in accounting, finance and business includes the following: * Babson College: Professor of Accounting and Chairman, Division of Accounting & Law. * The MAC Group (now Cap Gemini/Ernst & Young Consulting), an international management consulting firm specializing in design and implementation of business strategy for major corporations: Principal. * Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Partner. * Georgia Institute of Technology: Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Accounting. * Ohio State University: Arthur Young Distinguished Professor of Accounting. Publications: Author or coauthor of: * About 50 articles in leading professional journals. * Numerous chapters in authoritative handbooks. * 18 books. * Recent books include: * The Economics of Public Choice, 2010, * Ethical Decision Making, 2009, * Finance Made Easy, 2009 and * The Economics of Energy, 2008 All published by and available from Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/ and also from Amazon.com* Economics Made Easy, 2007 and * Guide to Business Valuation, 2007 Both published by Freeload Press and available from http://www.textbookmedia.com/Default.aspx and also from Amazon.com * The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting A selection of the Book of the Month Club, the Fortune Book Club and the Money Book Club. The paperback edition was a selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club.The 4th edition was published in 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ. This book has been translated into Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.