Participants in a public policy controversy put forth differing values, visions, and views of the world. Although economists do not possess specialized knowledge allowing them to assess the virtues of opposing values, they do enjoy the benefits of a large practical toolkit that can be used to measure the costs and benefits of a given proposal.
QSS offers cost-benefit analyses for public policy and business proposals. Our services include data collection and analysis, survey construction and implementation, and economic research and analysis. A full study would evaluate the attractiveness of a new proposal based on standard cost-benefit metrics.
In addition, we are able to provide regional macroeconomic analyses grounded in local, state, and federal government data. QSS possesses considerable expertise in utilizing input-output models to measure the economic and distributional impact of various public policies, including new public finance and environmental regulation proposals.