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Analytical Tools for Local Economic Analysis

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Archinoetics, LLC
2800 Woodlawn Drive Suite 297 Honolulu, HI 96822-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Analytical Tools for Local Economic Analysis
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0056
Award Amount: $99,972.00


Measuring economic progress in conflict and post-conflict regions is notoriously difficult. Yet, these measurements are critical for Stability, Security, Transition and Reconstruction (SSTR), which in turn is crucial for counter-insurgency. A myriad of problems plague the measurement of economic activity in such regions (e.g., corruption, lack of data, uncooperative governments, and safety issues). Since, conflict and post-conflict regions provide few reliable indicators of economic activity it is often unclear whether the flow of foreign aid money is truly being funneled effectively for SSTR purposes. This proposal presents a two-pronged solution to index and understand economic activity in conflict and post-conflict regions. Development of a composite indexing system for economic activity will be based on both feasible economic indicators, and on a tested methodology to measure human behavior. These composite measures allow us to develop dynamic and stable indices using tools such as factor analyses and system dynamics. These tools will be integrated into a software and data collection device that simplifies economic indexing in the field and has the potential to gauge both formal and informal (black) markets in conflict and post-conflict regions.

Principal Investigator:

Hunter Downs
Chief Science Officer
(808) 585-7439

Business Contact:

Traci H. Downs
Chief Operating Officer
(808) 382-0314
Small Business Information at Submission:

Archinoetics, LLC
2800 Woodlawn Drive Honolulu, HI -

EIN/Tax ID: 201347328
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No