Market research and economic impact assessments

Use insight to make an impact

Impact Assessments

Economic impact assessment for development, investment and infrastructure, providing highly robust research, market analysis and advice.

Studies, Bids & Strategies

We create feasibility studies, funding bids and prepare regeneration strategies for private and public sector clients.

20+ years' experience

Past and present clients include Facebook, Sky, Aviva, RBS, O2, Ebay, Barclays, McDonalds, Scottish Widows, local Councils, WRVS.

Welcome to Development Economics

We provide highly robust research, market analysis and advice for private and public sector clients operating across the following fields: 

  • industry and sectors of the economy 
  • labour markets, skills and education
  • housing
  • retail development
  • sport, leisure, tourism and cultural industries 
  • energy and transport infrastructure
  • minerals and natural resources
  • sustainability and quality of life issues.
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Case Studies



Christmas Fraud

New research undertaken by Development Economics has identified that fraud affecting online shopping is likely

Potential impact of accelerated investment in Robotics in UK Manufacturing

Investing £1.2bn into manufacturing processes, to increase robotics and automation over the next decade could

A call for a strategic approach to enhancing the flood resilience of local economies

Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank have caused severe damage and economic losses across the Northern Powerhouse are


Past and present

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