Public Policy

Governments at all levels–federal, state, and local–routinely determine public policy on a wide array of economic and social issues that have widespread effects on society, including individuals, businesses, industries, and the governments themselves.

Nathan Associates helps inform and shape public policy and reforms through the use of economic and financial research, analysis, and testimony. In the United States and abroad, we assist businesses, industry associations, and governments in understanding the economic impacts of proposed public policies and policy reforms. Our analyses help government formulate sound policy and help businesses and associations influence, respond to changes in, and propose policies.

Our public policy work includes

  • Policy studies
  • Economic assessments of regulations
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Assistance with economic policy formulation
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Market and industry research
  • Survey design and development
  • Analysis of survey data
  • Evaluations of other experts’ public policy studies and analysis
  • Public testimony before legislative bodies and government agencies
  • Expert witness testimony in regulatory proceedings

Nathan Associates researches and analyzes the introduction of and changes in various types of public policies, including

  • Legislation
  • Regulations
  • Taxes
  • Ballot propositions
  • Government programs and services
  • Budget management
  • Investment
  • Subsidies
  • Infrastructure development
  • Trade
  • Policing practices

Our clients use our work in legislative hearings, regulatory proceedings, public hearings, public relations, government relations, and political and media campaigns.

Our experts and academic affiliates have provided public policy research, analysis, and testimony before a wide range of legislative bodies and government agencies in the United States, and across a wide variety of industries.

U.S. legislative bodies and government agencies

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • National Indian Gaming Commission
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Various state and local legislative bodies and government agencies
  • World Bank
  • World Trade Organization


  • Agriculture
  • Airlines
  • Apparel
  • Automotive
  • Banking and finance
  • Cargo transportation services
  • Computer software
  • Energy
  • Fisheries
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Health care
  • Housing
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Retail trade
  • Sports
  • Textiles
  • Transportation

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