How we build tools and models
Oxford can incorporate a panoply of analytical and decision-support tools into your thought leadership programmes. Our quantitative expertise combined with our knowledge of business applications make us the ideal partner to meet your needs for the following analytical tools:
- Global forecasting databanks and models. We can build databanks and models to project country, industry, and city trends covering a range of variables, from broad macroeconomic forecasts to specifics on employment supply by industry, wealth by city, and market size for products.
- World rankings and indices. Oxford Economics’ rankings are highly respected and typically receive broad global press coverage. Executives and policy-makers value our rankings and indices for their useful comparative information. We have created rankings for an assortment of topics—from countries, industries, and cities to market conditions, business risks, income levels, and future trends.
- Interactive benchmark tools. Oxford can develop web-based interfaces that permit companies to benchmark trends, views, and practices against a range of performance metrics and peer segments. For example, we built a benchmarking tool for Deloitte and Forbes that enables HR executives to compare employment diversity trends by industry, country, and occupation.
- Scenario mapping. What if the European Union implodes? What if unrest in the Middle East pushes oil prices to $150 per barrel? Our models deliver forecasts on how economic and industrial conditions would change under these and other scenarios.
- Economic-impact analysis. In today's tough business environment, senior executives often need to show hard evidence that proves the value of their business activities to their stakeholders, whether they are customers, investors, employees, policy-makers, or local communities. Our models can quantify the impact of investments, projects, industries, technology, and even public policies.