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IEc's significant expertise in estimating the costs, benefits, and financial impacts of federal agency actions is reflected in our work on state-of-the-art methods and guidance development. We frequently research and document best practices for producing economically rigorous and legally defensible analysis. Our guidance documents support the efforts of federal agency technical staff, managers, and attorneys as they implement programs and develop regulations under a wide variety of federal legislation.

Our in-house experts research publicly-available literature and review statutory requirements and previous studies to develop our recommendations. We make extensive use of peer review and technical advice from academic experts to ensure that our recommendations incorporate the most current, widely-accepted research. Our reports provide clear, concise advice and direction for readers with all levels of technical knowledge and sophistication.

Previous projects cover a wide range of technical issues, such as:

  • The valuation of non-market goods (e.g. health effects, environmental resources, time);
  • The regulatory development process and preparation of supporting economic analyses;
  • Development of permitting programs; and
  • Financial analysis of specific industries.
Current and Former Clients
  • Health Canada
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • EPA's Climate Change Division
  • EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics
  • EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
  • EPA's Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation
  • EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service