Cost Benefit Analysis and Regulatory Review

Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is the formal approach to decision-making that weighs all the costs and all the benefits related to a decision over time.  Governments typically use this approach to evaluate infrastructure investments, as well as policy changes and regulations.  The economists at MFA are experts in CBA techniques, having conducted the analyses for agencies, industrial clients, and environmental organizations.  Further, we have reviewed CBAs completed by other entities in the context of litigation and to improve and revise estimates of regulatory impacts in the rulemaking process at federal and state levels.

Gretchen Greene, PhD

Principal Economist