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Governments at all levels—federal, state, and local—routinely determine public policy on a wide array of economic and social issues that have widespread effects on society, including individuals, businesses, industries, and governments themselves. Meister Economic Consulting helps inform and shape public policy through the use of economic and financial research, analysis, and testimony.

Meister Economic Consulting assists businesses, industry associations, and governments in understanding the economic impacts of proposed public policies and policy reforms. Our analyses help government clients formulate sound policy and help businesses and associations influence policy, respond to changes in policy, and propose new policies.

Our public policy work includes:

  • Policy studies

  • Economic assessment of regulations

  • Economic impact analysis

  • Assistance with economic policy formulation

  • Cost-benefit analysis

  • Market and industry research

  • Survey research, design, and analysis

  • Evaluation of other experts’ public policy studies and analysis

  • Public testimony before legislative bodies and government agencies

  • Expert witness testimony in regulatory proceedings

Meister Economic Consulting researches and analyzes the introduction of and changes in various types of public policies, including:

  • Legislation

  • Regulations

  • Taxes

  • Ballot propositions

  • Government programs and services

  • Budget management

  • Investment

  • Subsidies

  • Infrastructure development

  • Trade

  • Policing practices


Meister Economic Consulting’s clients employ our research, analysis, and testimony in a variety of contexts, including legislative hearings, regulatory proceedings, public hearings, public relations, government relations, and political and media campaigns. Our experts have provided public policy research, analysis, and testimony to various government bodies and agencies.

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