We carry out all types of economic and funding analysis, with a special focus on urban economics and growth. We apply leading-edge thinking, and develop models for the New Zealand context.
We are experts in agglomeration theory. This theory explains why economic activity concentrates in urban areas, driving the growth of cities, the formation of clusters of related businesses, and the development of industrial regions. It also helps explain the role infrastructure investment, such as transport schemes, can have in promoting and supporting higher employment densities and productivity within urban areas.
Ascari has developed a robust approach for estimating the potential wider economic benefits that can result from improving transport accessibility in urban areas.