Economic Analysis/Research

One of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell's multidisciplinary strengths is our in-house capacity for economic research and analysis. We provide these services in the context of small and large projects, and can manage extensive, complex collaborative studies that have economic, facilitation, and public outreach components.

With an in-house economist and a full-time market and policy analyst on staff, we are able to frame public policies, regulations, planning projects and business plans in the context of political, regulatory and market conditions and analyze their potential economic impacts. Our economic research and analysis is used to inform decision making at the local, state, and regional levels by demonstrating critical relationships between the economy and existing or proposed policies, regulations, and business activities.

Both private and public entities, including small and large businesses, institutions, non-profits, state agencies, and municipalities, turn to us to perform economic research and impact studies that are used to inform decisions and/or to advocate for or against certain public policies, regulatory requirements, planning projects, or business decisions. The firm has analyzed economic impacts related to issues such as, but not limited to:

  • Gasoline taxes and investment in transportation infrastructure
  • Business taxes and budget deficits
  • State and local property taxes and education funding
  • Tax exempt bond programs for housing
  • Investments in pollution control technologies at power plants
  • Construction of infrastructure in utility industries
  • Wastewater management alternatives in multi-community regions
  • Consumer spending on recreational fresh water activities
  • The Land and Community Heritage Investment Program
  • Higher education
  • Environmental risks

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell understands that to maximize the effectiveness of economic research and analysis, it must be solidly grounded in historical information and current events. Furthermore, it must accurately estimate impacts on economic indicators that matter to decision makers, and findings must be presented in ways that are easy for stakeholders to understand. Stakeholders and decision makers are often interested in impacts on:

  • Jobs
  • Personal income
  • Gross State Product
  • Sales
  • Expenditures
  • Taxes

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell's Economic Research and Analysis professionals work closely with the firm’s other practices including Government Relations and Lobbying.

Our team has significant experience in working with a wide variety of stakeholders who have different levels of knowledge and expertise, and is skilled at gathering data from experts, listening to the concerns of constituents, and presenting findings to the New Hampshire Legislature, agency heads, and a broad range of interest groups.

See a list of recent studies completed by our Economic Research and Analysis team.

Practice area professionals:

Heidi Kroll
Dr. Lisa Shapiro

Related resources:
Economic Analysis/Research studies