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Studies & mandates

AppEco offers first-class applied economics services. Our experts produce economic and strategic analyses that inform decision-making and facilitate the implementation of your projects.

Here is a representative sample of the Studies & Mandates carried out for the benefit of our clients.

Impact studies, Modelling and Forecasting

Impact studies, Modelling and Forecasting
  • Cost-benefit analysis and modelling in the beverage container deposit field.
  • Economic evaluation of increased autonomy, scope of role of a group of professionals through a benefit-cost analysis, testimony in parliamentary commitee.
  • Survey of international subsidiaries: characteristics, economic impact, structural contribution and economic health.
  • Economic analysis of skilled labour shortages, report and expert testimony.
  • Analysis of the economic impacts of increased investment in Quebec’s cultural industries.
  • Quantification of an organization’s reputation value.
  • Evaluation of economic damages suffered by individuals or businesses following various disruptive events, expert reports.
  • Statistical analysis of wage and salary trends for workers in an industry.
  • Evaluation of the economic impact of environmental innovation in an industry.
  • Assessment of external market obsolescence (“economic obsolescence”) observed in an industry, report and expert testimony.
  • Analysis of the physical condition and investment needs of a network of institutional buildings.
  • Calculation of economic spin-offs in Quebec (GDP, employment, tax revenues) of an industry.
  • Impact analysis of regulatory changes affecting a group of retailers. Calculation of impacts on sales, employment, GDP and tax revenues.

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Health Economics

Analysis of health insurance claims data
  • Evaluation of the clinical and economic consequences of the generic substitution of five drugs in the United States.
  • Analysis of the economic and budgetary impacts of generic substitution of one drug in four European countries.
  • Evaluation of the clinical and economic impacts of multiple-generic substitution of an anti-epileptic drug.
Other studies in health economics
  • Organizational and economic analysis of drug price control measures and expenditures in Quebec.
  • Portrait of the characteristics and economic contribution of private companies offering health and social services in Quebec.
  • Pricing: development of various pricing tools and their financial impact: pricing process; relationship between prices; market access and financial impact; econometric analysis of prices; contracts between manufacturers and payers, etc.
  • Evaluation of the direct and indirect costs of regulatory delays in approving drug reimbursement by payers.
  • Time-and-motion study of the non-medical costs of treatment in a specialized oncology centre.
  • Cost-effectiveness study, budget impact analysis and social impact analysis for a smoking cessation drug.
  • Macroeconomic projection of future drug use and costs in various Canadian provinces under various scenarios.
  • Impact analysis of a treatment / drug on a population’s health and healthcare costs in Canada, using a multi-state life-table model

Sector Studies

Sector Studies
  • Economic analysis services (economic and financial analysis, drafting of briefs, Quebec Budget) in support of a large industry association.
  • Analysis of the impact of thede minimis threshold on the cost of foreign purchases and on tax and customs tariff revenues, presentation at a press conference.
  • Brief on the economic situation of the arts and culture sector and the ways to promote its development.
  • In collaboration with MIT, calculation of potential savings for Quebec through the optimisation of different types of road surfacing.
  • Economic facts and issues related to minimum wage for human resources managers.
  • In-depth portrait of current and prospective economic activity in the hydrocarbon industry.
  • Study on the contribution of natural resources to Quebec’s prosperity.
  • Characteristics and evolution of a pool of professionals in comparison with members in good standing of a professional order.
  • Expert reports presented at hearings held by the Régie de l’énergie du Québec.

Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation
  • Impact evaluation of an e-commerce training program in the retail industry.
  • Economic status of the regulatory process for determining the price of imported books.
  • Economic analysis of the financing of a charitable organisation through a “half and half” lottery.
  • Analysis of the economic contribution of the Canadian Red Cross during the Fort McMurray fires.
  • Analysis of the educational and economic contribution of private education institutions in Quebec.
  • Analysis of the fiscal and social profitability of services promoting employability.
  • Analysis of the economic impact of immigration programs.

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