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Industry: Government and Other Public Sector Groups

Christensen Associates and its wholly owned subsidiary, CA Energy Consulting, have experience working with numerous government and public agencies. We have provided consulting services in areas such as:

  • Performance (productivity) measurement
  • Surveys and other data collection designs
  • Auditing/evaluating statistical systems
  • Econometric and engineering modeling
  • Rate design and analysis
  • Cost and revenue modeling/pricing strategies
  • Strategic planning
  • Forecasting
  • Regulatory reform
  • Merger/Competition analysis
  • Operations analysis and recommendations

Our work for public entities includes both analyses conducted entirely by Christensen Associates and working as a team member of multidisciplinary consortiums. We have presented results from our studies to agency management, arbitration panels, oversight commissions, public hearings, and the U.S. Congress.

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Service: Expert Testimony and Litigation Support

Christensen Associates provides in-depth litigation and arbitration support and expert testimony on damages, antitrust, comparability, intellectual property, business disputes, insurance, and regulatory issues.

Our expert economists, statisticians, business professors, and computer specialists perform extensive data analysis using our in-house, state-of-the-art computer systems. As a result, we have earned a reputation for accurate, understandable, and timely analysis. We provide comprehensive litigation support services for all aspects of a case. These services are enhanced by our proficiency in many areas of economic analysis and business consulting. Our testifying experts include prominent scholars. They are complemented by a highly skilled staff of more than 30 professionals experienced in data analysis, case management, and trial support. Together, this team provides the flexibility to meet the challenges posed by a case of any size. In addition, our diverse consulting assignments and academic credentials enhance our credibility with juries, judges, and arbitrators.

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Industry: Postal

Christensen Associates initiated our work in the postal industry in 1981. Through our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Postal Service, we have become experts in understanding and analyzing the ever-changing economic issues in a highly dynamic communications market. We measure system performance (TFP), create and update cost models, conduct surveys, support pricing, and provide strategic analysis. We have also analyzed postal issues in Canada and Britain.

In our work for the U.S. Postal Service, we receive and process large datasets in various formats from numerous postal data systems, enabling us to pull together all available information needed to solve a wide variety of problems. Using these datasets, our institutional knowledge, and our statistical expertise, we also design, refine, and implement data collection and analysis tools to gather and analyze data not available from previously existing systems. We have presented results from our studies to Postal Service management, and on behalf of the Postal Service to the Postal Rate Commission, arbitration panels, and Congress.

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Service: Market Research and Surveys

Making the right business decision often requires more market information than organizations have at hand. Christensen Associates combines expertise in statistics, econometrics, and market research with institutional knowledge to meet your market research needs. We work with you to frame your key issues and then design a survey to cost-effectively obtain the information needed to address them. Using sophisticated state-of-the-art analysis techniques, we develop market simulation models that are simple to use and easy to understand yet have the power to answer important questions.

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Industry: Transportation

Christensen Associates has a long and diverse history of consulting for transportation industries – including railroad, trucking, and airline – tracing back to when these industries navigated the choppy waters of deregulation in the 1970s and 1980s. Using our extensive institutional knowledge of transportation industries, sound economic principles, and state-of-the-art modeling techniques, we have developed solutions for the increasingly complex market problems in these industries. Furthermore, our broad experience with other network industries, such as electricity and telecommunications, gives Christensen Associates a unique perspective and insight for analyzing the issues currently facing transportation industries.

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Industry: Energy

Through our subsidiary CA Energy Consulting, Christensen Associates staff produce high-caliber economic and engineering analysis to help clients prosper in rapidly changing markets. We are well known for helping utilities develop regulatory strategies in response to the changing competitive environment, and market management strategies with menus of innovative pricing products such as time-of-use and real-time pricing.

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CA Energy Consulting's website includes more information about our expertise, as well as our downloadable research papers and journal articles.