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The globalization of cost-benefit analysis in environmental policy

Author: Michael A Livermore; Richard L Revesz
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text argues in favour of using cost-benefit analysis globally and examines the positive impact it can have in developing countries using relevant case studies. The book discusses the potential for cost-benefit analysis to provoke a global shift toward stronger and more effective economic policies.
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2012025648
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Livermore; Richard L Revesz
ISBN: 0199333025 9780199333028
OCLC Number: 842363956
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Foreword --
Cost-benefit analysis goes global --
Valuation issues --
CBA in developing countries : what's different --
The benefit-transfer approach --
Debates over discounting --
The shape of distributional analysis --
Institutional matters --
Who decides? --
Cost-benefit analysis and regulatory cooperation --
The cross-cultural roots of CBA --
Building public governance capacity --
Case studies in pollution control --
Fuel standards in Mexico --
Urban air quality challenges in South Africa --
Air pollution in Singapore --
Compliance costs for climate mitigation in Brazil --
Case studies in protection of natural resource --
Infrastructure projects in the Brazilian Amazon --
Resettlement policy in Southeast Asia --
Water management initiatives in China --
Water projects in India --
Assessing dams in Panama --
Carbon revenues and forest cover loss in Liberia --
Paths forward --
Research, capacity, and politics.
Responsibility: edited by Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz.

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