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Cost-Benefit Analysis
Concepts and Practice

4th Edition

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  • Date Published: December 2017
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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.

    • 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
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • 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?
    Name index
    Subject index.

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    Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Anthony E. Boardman, David H. Greenberg, Aidan R. Vining, David L. Weimer

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    Anthony E. Boardman, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Anthony E. Boardman is the Van Dusen Professor of Business Administration at the University of British Columbia.

    David H. Greenberg, University of Maryland, Baltimore
    David H. Greenberg is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

    Aidan R. Vining, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
    Aidan R. Vining is Professor of Business and Government Relations at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.

    David L. Weimer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    David L. Weimer is the Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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