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Ecorys Research


At present, within Ecorys over 100 different tools and methodologies are used to answer policy related questions. This is an impressive number which changes continuously – new methods become commonplace while older methods get replaced. These models are being shared across Ecorys’ offices with the purpose of bringing together the best teams for the assignment at hand. Some of these methodologies are the following:

  • Ecorys SPECTRA
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Survey techniques
  • Data envelope analysis
  • Ex-ante and ex-post impact assessment techniques
  • Scenario building
  • Counterfactual analysis
  • Causal Chain Analysis
  • Competitiveness framework analysis
  • Interview techniques (open, semi-structured, structured)
  • Delphi method
  • Logit and probit models
  • Contribution analysis
  • Regression analyses (cross-section, time-series, panel, gravity)
  • Micro data analysis
  • Forecasting
  • REMI model
  • CGE modeling
  • Qualitudinal research
  • Harmonic Mass Index
  • Experimental design
  • Econometric analysis
  • Cluster analysis

… and many more.

For more information regarding methodologies and how they can be applied, contact Wim Spit at