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Chorus’s base capital and operating expenditure

We provided advice on the cost escalation indices relevant to Chorus’s cost categories, including network Operating Expense (OPEX), IT Capital Expense (CAPEX), network electronics, greenfield expansion, poles CAPEX, network sustain, building and services, physical network, site lease and fibre lease. The outputs were used for Chorus’s RPE1 submission. Our report was informed by the information […]

23 September 2020
Cost escalation factors

A successful RM reform is associated with $834 million of benefits to the economy

In the housing market, we estimated that a successful RM reform is associated with $834 million of benefits to the economy from decreased social costs imposed by RM associated regulations (and hence increased affordability). The impact can be as low as $146 million based on our conservative scenario. This suggest that the expected benefits are very sensitive to the successful delivery of the housing outcomes.

23 June 2023

Carbon pricing and its distributional impacts on New Zealand businesses and communities

Carbon rates affect industries and communities differently. Our findings on effectiveness of carbon rates will have significant implications for future policies.

23 June 2023

Economic impact analysis

Estimate the impact of your activities using our extensive economic assessment frameworks We provide independent economic impact analysis to evaluate the impacts of a project, program or policy on regions, demographic groups, industry or the wider economy.

Economic research

We offer independent review of highly sensitive and technically complex issues. The team at Principal Economics have been involved in a wide range of critical policy and analytical analyses, including development of cost benefit analysis framework development, distributional effect analysis, literature review and policy assessment

Market analysis

Our team of economists help you to understand the demand for your services/products within the wider market. Principal Economics provides insight to the trend of the market and how your investment affect economic outcomes, including labour markets, economic productivity.

Macroeconomic consulting

In the rapidly changing global economy, it is increasingly essential to have a comprehensive understanding of macroeconomic dynamics and conduct a robust analysis of the economic environment to make informed strategic decisions.

Cost benefit analysis

Making decisions in uncertain times needs precise understanding of the costs and benefits. We can assist by identifying fiscal, economic and wellbeing benefits from your investment decision or policy intervention.

Forecasting and modelling

Principal Economics have developed a wide range of robust frontier economic evaluation frameworks to assist with your planning for future investments using best available data.

Business case

We have experience working on the different types of business cases – programme business cases, indicative business cases, detailed business cases and single stage business cases.

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