Ralph specializes environmental and economic policy and econometrics.Methods and Tools Econometric & Statistical Analysis & Modeling
ECONorthwest can construct or deconstruct any econometric and statistical model or analysis.Natural Resource Damage Assessment
ECONorthwest helps clients calculate the values associated with damages to natural resources in many contexts, across the globe.Benefit-Cost Analysis
ECONorthwest applies benefit-cost analysis to help decision makers compare different project and policy options.
At ECONorthwest, we’ve earned a reputation for excellence through an established history of applying economics to litigation involving environmental, natural resource, and energy-related issues. We specialize in evaluating the benefits, costs, and market impacts of natural resource management decisions and environmental regulations, as well as valuing economic damages from natural-resource injuries. We provide economic analysis in litigation at both the state and federal levels and for civil and criminal enforcement of environmental regulations.
We analyze a range of issues related to environmental cases, including the impacts of regulatory changes, the costs a party avoids by failing to comply with regulations, the economic gain they enjoy, and their ability to pay penalties. We have performed economic analysis in matters related to:
Our experts have also provided analysis for Native American tribes in cases where tribal claims to land or natural resources have been challenged.