Full service restaurants and automobile dealers are the two most requested industries respondents want to have analyzed for causal factors and their elasticities. This analysis helps develop empirical support for isolating the passive component of a firm’s appreciation in value. During a recent BVR webinar on active and passive appreciation in a divorce context, Professor Ashok Abbott (West Virginia University) presented an updated version of his method for identifying significant economic environmental factors and their relative contribution to growth in revenues. He demonstrated the method by doing an analysis of several industries. He offered to perform additional analyses based on a survey of want-to-see industries. The survey is still open, and you can vote on all of the industries you’d like to see if you click here. Dr. Abbott will address them in the order of preference.
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