Assessing the full economic impact of investments
These analyses range from appraisals of major infrastructure projects and new real estate and resort developments to evaluations of spending on R&D and staff training. Our reports are used both to inform internal investment decisions and to advise government ministers, senior officials and planning authorities.
We assess the full economic impact of an investment, from its planning and design stage through construction to on-going operations and maintenance. This includes effects along the supply and the competitiveness of investment locations, labour and housing markets, and transport links.
Oxford Economics also helps investors assess the potential return on their projects and think through the associated risks. Is an expansion of capacity warranted by the likely size of the market or prospective returns? What would be the implications if there were an economic downturn, and how serious is that threat? We can also help investors rank the economic benefits of alternative investment projects or locations, both within a country and globally.
We work with clients to address issues such as:
- What impact will your investment have on employment, GDP and tax receipts for the local, regional and national economies?
- What are the prospects for your investment given the macroeconomic or industry outlook?
- Will the local labour pool have sufficient skills to support the demand for labour your investment will generate?
- How should you monetise the environmental and social impacts of your investment?