Economic & Fiscal Impact Studies

BSI leverages its proprietary economic models and frameworks to advise Ministries of Finance, Ministries of Economy, Ministries of Industry, and other governmental agencies in the formulation of national and sectoral tax, subsidy, and investment promotion policies. Our broad experience across all aspects of industrial value chains, combined with our strength in economic analysis, provides clients with robust and trustworthy roadmaps for growth.


Examples of our Economic and Fiscal Studies projects are:


  • Carbon Tax Impact Studies
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Policy Studies
  • Industrial Air Pollution Standards
  • Low-Carbon Fuel Standards
  • Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS)
  • Power Generation Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy Tax Credit Analysis
  • Analysis of Tradeable Energy Certificates

Economic  and Fiscal Imapct


Below are some examples of BSI’s Economic & Fiscal Impact Studies Picture11 US Agency for International Development.


For USAID, BSI staff quantified Tunisia’s comparative advantage of agricultural production for hard and soft wheat, dates, potatoes, barley, oranges and olive oil. BSI analyzed the “domestic resource cost” of seven agricultural commodities in (potatoes, oranges, olives, dates, hard wheat, soft wheat, and barley) in order to assess the success of privatization programs and advise on the development an import substitution policy and supporting institutional, regulatory and legislative frameworks.

City of New York.


  • The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) engaged BSI to quantify and model end-to-end supply chain costs and operations, and model alternative scenarios, in order to determine the most efficient and effective degree of centralized warehousing.
  • Boston Strategies International compiled a baseline supply chain cost; developed a baseline of the flows, unit costs, and service levels; evaluated the costs of several decentralized scenarios; audited the current operation and identify any gaps in management practices that would affect the comparison; and documented the findings in a full-text report with supporting illustrations, diagrams, and tables.
  • Based on the analysis, BSI successfully the City in petitioning for an exception to the nationwide ruling on centralized warehousing, and offered specific strategies and tactics to further reduce New York’s procurement and warehousing costs.

Picture13 City of Detroit.


For a railroad, quantified the economic impact of a major cross-border rail tunnel.  Assessed the soundness of the business strategy and quantified the economic impact to be generated during the construction phase and ongoing operations.

Picture14 The World Bank and Other International Lending Institutions.


In support of privatization initiatives, BSI staff has helped governments and lending institutions audit business plans, restate financial results, forecast financial performance under various scenarios, and screen potential buyers.

  • For the OECD, supported projects to help small and medium-sized enterprises in the GCC and Jordan become more competitive. Also supported business integrity initiatives in the MENA region, notably concerning public-private partnerships in Morocco.
  • For a Polish copper mine, BSI staff assisted in the restructuring of the holding company during its transition to private ownership and operation.
  • For the government of New Zealand (on behalf of an investment bank), BSI staff assessed the business plan and quantified the market price of the national railway. We interviewed senior executives to determine realism of management projections.  Developed scenarios to sell, “run down,” or break up the railway, estimating sales revenue for the government’s Treasury.