Mohan Rao

  • Adjunct Faculty, Master of Engineering Management, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Managing Director, Navigant Economics

Dr. Mohan Rao heads Navigant Economics, a leading economics consulting firm based in Chicago. He specializes in intellectual property and antitrust economics. He frequently serves as an economics expert in high stakes litigation where he helps judges and juries understand complex causation and damages issues. Dr. Rao also advises companies on strategy and valuation issues. He particularly specializes in early stage valuation of pharmaceutical and biotechnology projects. His research and consulting work frequently involves analyzing massive data and sophisticated data analytics.

Dr. Rao teaches financial economics at Northwestern University and previously taught at UCLA. He is a partner of Expression Therapeutics LLC, a biotechnology firm based in Atlanta that specializes in advanced therapies for treating and curing hemophilia, a deadly bleeding disorder. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, on the Board of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, on the Board of Trustees of the Rotary/One Foundation, and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.