Finance & Securities: Economic Impact & Cost-Benefit Analysis

Gnarus experts and consultants have extensive experience analyzing economic issues in a variety of litigation, regulatory, transactional, and consulting settings. Our diverse team is nationally recognized for providing in-depth analyses, including cost-benefit comparison, involving a wide range of industries, parameters, and situations.

Some examples:

  • Studied the economic and risk impacts of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) charging actuarially based flood insurance premiums for structures in flood prone areas. Analyzed economic effects on property values, property tax revenue, personal income, business viability and federal disaster assistance programs. The work comprised designing a modeling approach, collecting data and developing relevant databases and developing and testing the simulation model.
  • Analyzed a Paid Sick Leave Impact Study for New York City. Examined the benefits associated with prenatal care and whether it could be incorporated into the cost-benefit analysis. Proposed an alternative design methodology to the existing cost-benefit model. Resulted in the introduction of applicable legislation.
  • Reviewed economic impact analyses in relation to the looming 2011 National Football League Players lockout. The impact included the lost earnings of players as well as the losses associated with the 240 NFL games each year. Losses were derived from local transportation networks, tax revenues, concessions, parking, and all staff who earn income only if games are fielded.
  • Conducted an economic analysis to examine the regional impacts of proposed remedial alternatives involving the cleanup and restoration of a major river system. Work involved market research, the development of cost inputs, and modeling of economic assumptions using the IMPLAN model.
  • Analyzed the economic and fiscal impacts of proposed state legislation involving consumer rebates and research/development investments in the area of renewable energy and clean alternative fuels (i.e., $5 billion 2008 “California Renewable Energy and Clean Alternative Fuels Act”).
  • One of Gnarus’ experts co-authored a report that set forth the potential cost savings to the U.S. Mint from changing the composition of U.S. circulating coinage from their current cupro-nickel formulations to multi-ply-plated-steel. Substantial raw material cost savings were identified for each denomination that would increase seigniorage, used to reduce borrowings by the federal government, by $200 million per year. The report also cited over $2 billion in new revenue available to the Mint through the implementation of an alloy recovery program, where MPPS coins would replace cupro-nickel coins already in circulation. The findings were presented in testimony before a Congressional subcommittee.