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IEc is nationally recognized for innovative, high-quality regulatory analyses. We have nearly 30 years of experience assisting federal agencies, states, and non-governmental organizations research and analyze the impacts of environmental regulations.

Our analyses draw on a wide range of analytic approaches and tools, including:

  • Regulatory impact analysis;
  • Benefit-cost analysis;
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis, cost analysis, and regional economic impact analysis.

Our economists, risk assessors, cost analysts, and other experts understand both the regulatory development process and the analyses needed to support complex rulemakings. IEc is involved in every stage of regulatory impact analysis, from the identification and analysis of regulatory alternatives to development of the benefit-cost analysis, peer review, and response to public comment.

Examples of Current and Former Clients
  • EPA: Offices of Air; Water; Solid Waste; Policy; and National Center for Environmental Economics
  • NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service
  • National Park Service
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Customs and Border Protection; Citizenship and Immigration Services; Coast Guard
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • DOI: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement; Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Agency for International Development
  • Health Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • Charles River Watershed
Specific Aspects of the Regulatory Development Process
> Benefit-Cost Evaluation
> Evaluation of Comments
> Industry Impacts
> Options Identification
> Peer Review
> Small Business Impacts
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IEc provided the primary extramural support for EPA's landmark study The Costs and Benefits of the Clean Air Act from 1990 to 2020. Our staff developed new methods for cost and benefit assessment and ultimately provided compelling evidence that the Act has been an excellent investment.
Numerous IEc staff specialize in this area. Please use the links on the left hand navigation to learn more about us and our services.