For more than 20 years, IEc has been a key contractor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation. Our
support has focused on developing new tools and economic methodologies for Agency use and on providing
strategic and analytical support around economics issues such as costs and benefits of policies (e.g. the employment
effects of regulation).
Through our mission contract with the Office of Policy Analysis and Review (OAR), we also provide support to
EPA in facilitating stakeholder interactions, making recommendations to streamline regulatory and permitting requirements,
and developing white papers on new strategic policy options. Most of our support to OAR requires us to work effectively on
high visibility work products under tight time constraints.
Some prominent examples of our work in this area are:
- Assessing the costs and benefits of the Clean Air Act, including macroecnomic implications of the full
suite of regulatory requirements of this broad-reaching statute;
- Developing new tools and techniques to assess the impacts of climate change on U.S. resources and the American economy; and
- Jointly with the research organization Resources for the Future, assessing the implications of new greenhouse gas regulation on low-
and moderate-income families, and identifying policy options (such as tax rebates) to address any disproportionate impacts.