Josh Bielinski M.A.

Senior Economist

Joshua Bielinski is an economist, husband, and proud father of three. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, he has called Las Vegas home since 2002. After representing his clients diligently for years in residential real estate, Joshua committed to his work as a full time student. During this time he discovered a passion for the social science of economics.

Since completing his M.A. in Economics, Joshua has supported his family by leveraging the economic approach to human behavior in various capacities in the labor market. He serves as a Senior Risk Analyst at a bank and as a Senior Economist at Optimal Analytics.


  • Owner & Senior Economist - Optimal Analytics, Ltd. (May 2017-Present)
  • Adjunct Instructor - University of Nevada, Las Vegas (January 2016-December 2018)
  • Senior Risk Analyst - Credit One Bank (May 2013-Present)
  • Graduate Assistant & Supplemental Instructor - University of Nevada, Las Vegas (January 2012-May 2013)
  • Realtor - Luxury Homes of Las Vegas (April 2004-January 2012)


  • MA, Applied Economics - University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2013)
  • BA, Economics - University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2011)


  • "Using the Whole-Time Approach to Estimate Lost Quality of Life Damages in Nevada" - American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts (April 2019)

Consulting Fees

Description Amount
Retainer* $3,500.00
Preliminary Report Retainer $1,500.00
Expedited case (within10 business days of receipt of documents) $1,000.00 in addition to retainer
Josh Bielinski’s time $150.00 per hour
Deposition (one hour minimum) $200.00 per hour
Testimony (one hour minimum) $200.00 per hour
Travel Time (one hour minimum) $350.00 per hour in city
$1,000.00 per day out of city
*Do not designate without proper retention. Retainers are nonrefundable.