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October 10, 2012
Brochure: Economic and Strategy Consulting Services in Emerging Markets

This brochure reflects an overview of our services in Emerging Markets, especially Asia and Africa, testimonials and examples of relevant case studies, thought leadership and articles
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May 18, 2012
EPG Spotlight – Policy in Focus: Challenges and misconceptions with SROI.

There is increasing pressure for providers of public services to evidence the social impact they are having. The application of SROI is a relatively young discipline, often not well understood by the third sector. There is considerable variability in how SROI is applied, which makes no two SROI ratios necessarily comparable. This article looks at some of the technical challenges and misconceptions in working with SROI, based on our experience of measuring social investment returns.
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May 16, 2012
EPG Spotlight – Policy in Focus: Discounting in public policy: Deconstruction of the Social Rate of Time Preference.

In public policy investments, costs are often incurred in the short-term, with benefits accruing in the longer term. Whether a project is worth doing, or government action is justified, depends on the balance of these costs and benefits, in present value terms. This article deconstructs the constituent components of the discount rate used in these calculations, using the economics of climate change as a case study.
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May 14, 2012
EPG Spotlight – Litigation and arbitration in Focus: Interest calculations in arbitration judgements.

The consideration of interest in damages awards may form a significant amount of the overall award. It typically occurs towards the end of the process of preparing pleadings. This article reviews the rationale for paying interest and briefly outlines the different approaches to calculating it.
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May 14, 2012
EPG Spotlight – Policy in Focus: Regulatory challenges in developing shale gas.

Supporting the naissance of the US shale gas industry is the regulatory environment for exploration and production, which is more developed than in the UK. This article looks at the differences between the regulatory regimes and identifies opportunities for development for the British regime.
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February 11, 2012
Value of Sewa Day: An economic analysis of the social value generated by Sewa Day on 25 September 2011.

Sewa Day is an annual day of social action, which occurred last on 25 September in 2011. For benefactors of Sewa Day 2011, the main consideration is whether this is viable and provides sustainable net betterment for society. This study calculates a social return on investment (SROI) for Sewa Day 2011. Furthermore, it analyses where and with which types of volunteering finite resources are best spent to achieve the highest net benefits for British society.
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