Informing Infrastructure Investment
With the world’s population expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, infrastructure investments are needed to sustain our communities.
WSP guides public and private infrastructure owners, planners, regulators and policy makers through the investment decision-making process from both financial and economic perspectives. In short, we provide our clients with insight into how infrastructure investments shape economic outcomes, including goods movement, labour markets, productivity and broader regional competitiveness.
- Benefit-cost analysis
- Cost escalation forecasting
- Cost risk analysis /Monte Carlo simulations
- Econometric modeling / demand forecasting
- Economic development studies
- Economic impact analysis
- Lifecycle cost analysis
- Market demand analysis
- Real estate and fiscal impact analysis
- Regional and economic model development
- Socio-economic / land use forecasting
- Supply chain analysis
- International and domestic freight flow analyses
- Toll, fare, tariff and price elasticity studies
Economic and related analyses enable owners, planners and policy makers to make more informed decisions regarding the impacts of infrastructure investments and resource management on economic development and resiliency at the local, metropolitan, regional, national and international levels.
For sectors characterised by a mix of funding such as user fees, debt and grants, we have developed numerous models projecting the financial and economic rates of return on a wide range of projects. These issues are particularly important in determining how a project can be funded, and our experts have applied these principles in a variety of settings.
We are responsive to our clients’ needs and understand the constraints they face and the implications of investments for policy decisions. As a result, we evaluate the benefits, costs and tradeoffs of investment, quantify their impacts economically, environmentally and socially, and identify the economic effects of different pricing and funding strategies.