Nicole Liska

I am a Principal at Fulcrum Inquiry, an accounting and economic consulting firm that performs damage analysis for commercial litigation, forensic accountings, financial investigations, and business valuations. I hold an ABD and MA in economics from the University of California, San Diego. I perform damages analyses and serve as a damages expert witness. My resume is on Fulcrum's website.

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  1. Beware Of Poll Results — 4 comments
  2. It’s Good to be Under 40… — 2 comments
  3. What statistics can tell us about the ditching of L.A.’s “Gold Card Desk” — 2 comments

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Beware Of Poll Results

The Associated Press (AP) does its readers a disservice by suggesting that its most recent May 2011 survey results are indicative of future election outcomes.   AP makes significantly incorrect claims about likely election results because its poll (i) starts with a more Democrat-friendly profile, and (ii) is not based on likely voters. The AP poll starts with …

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What statistics can tell us about the ditching of L.A.’s “Gold Card Desk”

Most never even knew what the “Gold Card Desk” was before it was abolished last week, not even in Los Angeles where it inhabited for the last 20 years.    The “Gold Card Desk” is an esoteric service that allows Los Angles city government officials to fast track parking citation reviews that they receive.  A plastic parking bureau Gold Card was distributed to …

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It’s Good to be Under 40…

Here is the picture that Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City (photo provided by Resorts) provides for what they expect of their cocktail waitresses.  Unless you look like this, don’t bother applying for their cocktail server position.  And, unless, you look like this, you might not be able to keep the cocktail waitress job that you already have.  Consequently, the Resorts Casino Hotel …

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A Primer On Creating & Using Surveys

Opinion polls (surveys) are used extensively to understand almost everything that cannot be looked up as a scientific fact.  But, poll results are only as good as the sampling technique, survey instrument, and interpretation process that underlie the reported conclusions.  Lots of things can and do go wrong in this regard. This article provides the …

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Detest Your Boss? Call the Government

As part of the Obama administration’s “Middle Class Task Force Initiative”, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently teamed up with the American Bar Association (ABA) to help plaintiffs obtain legal counsel for claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Under this new …

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