Peter K. Ashton is a Senior Consultant at PQC, Inc. Previously, Mr. Ashton was president of Innovation & Information Con­sultants, Inc., an economic and financial consulting firm he started in 1984. Prior to founding Innovation & Information Consultants, Inc., Mr. Ashton was a senior con­sultant with Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc. and Charles River Associates Incorpo­rated. He has directed major con­sulting projects for private clients as well as in the public sec­tor. Mr. Ashton’s primary fields of expertise are valuation studies, transfer pricing, energy economics, analysis of damages, regulatory and antitrust economics and labor economics.

He has testified as an expert witness on numerous occasions in federal district court, various state courts, before federal and state regulatory authorities, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. and state legislatures, and he has served as an expert before various arbitration and mediation boards and panels. Mr. Ashton received an A.B. degree in Economics and Political Science from Colby College (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) in 1976, and received an M.I.A. degree in Interna­tional Economics and Business from the School of International Affairs at Colum­bia Univer­sity in 1978.