Economic analyses aim to map, highlight and systematize consequences of measures, often before decisions are made. A central part of economic analysis is to take all effects into account. Externalities are equally as important as the effects on the decision-making actor. High-quality analyses are the result of thorough research regarding the mapping of stakeholders and the identification and valuation of the effects. These analyses serve as vital decision-aiding information when authorities consider which measures to implement, and are valuable to private actors dealing with public decision processes.
Oslo Economics provides economic analysis for public and private enterprises related to investments and the implementation of public measures. We conduct our economic analyses in alignment with the guidelines of the Ministry of Finance (Finansdepartementet). We have considerable experience with the use of sectoral guidelines and tools for economic analysis in sectors such as transportation, the power industry, digitalization, and public procurements. We emphasize a pedagogical representation of quantifiable and non-quantifiable effects, uncertainty, and distribution effects, and present an overall assessment and ranking of alternative measures.