Concepts and Practice
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- Anthony E. Boardman, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
- David H. Greenberg, University of Maryland, Baltimore
- Aidan R. Vining, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
- David L. Weimer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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The fourth edition of Cost-Benefit Analysis is an authoritative, market-leading textbook that provides a practical introduction to cost-benefit analysis through problem solving. The text uses a consistent application of a nine-step framework for interpreting a cost-benefit analysis. This edition has been fully revised, updated and re-organized to provide the material more effectively. It presents application over abstract theory and clear discussion over mathematics to appeal to a larger, more diverse audience.Read more
- A market-leading text that uses a tested nine-step framework for interpreting a cost-benefit analysis
- The authors are all prolific researchers, and their hands-on experience brings an applied foundation to the text
- Features a new chapter on predicting and monetizing impacts
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- Edition: 4th Edition
- Date Published: December 2017
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108699471
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Table of 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?
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