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Cost-benefit analysis : concepts and practice

Author: Anthony E Boardman; David H Greenberg; Aidan R Vining; David Leo Weimer
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth edition; ReissuedView all editions and formats
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A practical introduction to cost-benefit analysis through problem solving. This authoritative, market-leading text is known for its consistent application of a nine-step framework for conducting or interpreting a cost-benefit analysis.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony E Boardman; David H Greenberg; Aidan R Vining; David Leo Weimer
ISBN: 9781108448284 1108448283
OCLC Number: 1019827404
Notes: "Reissued by Cambridge University Press 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 541 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface. Part I. Overview: 1. Introduction to cost-benefit analysis; 2. Conceptual foundations of cost-benefit analysis; Part II. Fundamentals of CBA: 3. Microeconomic foundations of cost-benefit analysis; 4. Valuing benefits and costs in primary markets; 5. Valuing benefits and costs in secondary markets; 6. Discounting benefits and costs in future time periods; 7. Dealing with uncertainty: expected values, sensitivity analysis, and the value of information; 8. Option price and option value; 9. Existence value; 10. The social discount rate 1; 11. Predicting and monetizing impacts; Part III. Valuation of Impacts: 12. Valuing impacts from observed behavior: experiments and quasi-experiments; 13. Valuing impacts from observed behavior: direct estimation of demand curves; 14. Valuing impacts from observed behavior: indirect market methods; 15. Contingent valuation: using surveys to elicit information about costs and benefits; 16. Shadow prices from secondary sources; 17. Shadow prices: applications to developing countries 1; Part IV. Related Methods: 18. Cost-effective analysis; 19. Distributionally weighted cost-benefit analysis; 20. How accurate is CBA?; Name index; Subject index.
Responsibility: Anthony E. Boardman, David H. Greenberg, Aidan R. Vining, David L. Weimer.

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