OUR SERVICE AREAS
Whether you need a cost-benefit analysis, ecosystem services and natural resource valuation, or quantifying the impacts of proposed regulations, our economic analysis will help answer important questions of cost, value, and benefits.
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Regulatory Review
A cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is an approach to decision-making that weighs all costs and benefits to evaluate infrastructure investments, policy changes, and regulations. Our economists are experts in CBA techniques, having conducted primary analyses for agencies, industrial clients, and environmental organizations, and secondary analyses in the context of litigation and to improve and revise estimates of regulatory impacts in the rulemaking process at federal and state levels.
Natural Resource Economics and Ecosystem Services
We help our clients build the case for smart management of resources. With our extensive experience in estimating the value of ecosystem services and natural resources, and know how to incorporate those values into all types of economic decision-making, our team members are experts in quantifying the changes in natural resources—an essential component of development, regulatory, and land management decisions.
From mining companies to Indian Nations to municipalities and federal agencies, our economists bring a deep understanding of water-related issues and add value to the decision-making process. We help clients navigate strategies for water management by forecasting water demand; evaluating optimal water use; valuing water rights; and understanding water supply security and the role of uncertainty in planning.
Regional Economic Impacts
Community well-being is dependent on having strong local and regional economies that provide appropriate jobs and incomes for people and families. Using input-output modeling, our economists can evaluate how a project will strengthen the local and regional economy and measure the economic impact on municipalities, state agencies, private industries, and national organizations.
Social and Community Economics
A socioeconomic impact analysis explores not only the volume of gains and losses in an economy, but also identifies who wins and who loses in the process. Our economists are skilled in conducting population projections, and have conducted socioeconomic analyses for dozens of environmental impact assessments at the state, national, and international levels, as well as energy projects for both private and government entities.
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