Executive Analysis Archives

The Drone Age


A new era dawns as the FAA clears six drone test sites for takeoff in the U.S.

Losing the Broadband Race


We invented the Internet, but even Romania and Moldova are blowing the doors off the U.S. in high-speed broadband.

Crystal Ball 2014


BF doesn’t need NSA’s help to eavesdrop on the future–we’ve got a direct connection to next year’s headlines!

Coal Plant Retirements Likely To Alter Future Power Prices According To Study By Brattle Economists

Announced and projected coal retirements by ISO/RTO region.

The study, “Coal Plant Retirements: Feedback Effects on Wholesale Electricity Prices,” was co-authored by Brattle Principals Metin Celebi and Frank Graves, and Associate Onur Aydin.

Deal of the Decade


States from coast to coast have put in mega-bids to try to land Boeing’s 777X assembly line.



As Amazon aims to fill our skies with mini-drones, the Supreme Court brings it down to Earth on sales tax collections.