Policy & Regulation

Compass Lexecon routinely performs public policy studies on behalf of individual companies, trade associations, and governmental agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Compass Lexecon’s policy-related work includes participating in rulemakings, requests for comments, and other public proceedings, as well as authoring whitepapers based on independent research. One recent project focused on assessing whether and how to deregulate ‘business data services’ and involved filing a series of whitepapers and declarations with the Federal Communications Commission. Our economists also have performed studies on such topics as the impact of airline pricing practices, credit card regulations, the effect of environmental regulation on U.S. and international competitiveness, the deregulation of natural gas purchasing practices, mortgage industry issues related to Government Sponsored Enterprises (“GSEs”), subprime lending, mortgage-backed securities, alleged redlining by property insurers and racial profiling by police departments, and the consumer benefits of broadband service. Compass Lexecon public policy studies have been submitted to a wide range of agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Department of Transportation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Labor, the Surface Transportation Board, and the Department of Commerce.

Compass Lexecon economists assist clients with public policy issues in areas including:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Regulatory and Policy Reform
  • Analysis of Proposed Legislation
  • Tort Liability
  • Forecasting
  • Public Finance