Benefit-Cost Analysis: Financial and Economic Appraisal using Spreadsheets / Edition 1

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The text is suitable for people with a basic understanding of elementary economics who wish to learn how to conduct a social benefit-cost analysis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521528986
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Harry Campbell is Professor of Applied Economics, University of Queensland.

Richard Brown is Associate Professor of Economics, University of Queensland.

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Table of Contents

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1 Benefit-Cost Analysis: Introduction and Overview 1
2 Investment Appraisal: Principles 18
3 Investment Appraisal: Decision-Rules 36
4 Private Benefit-Cost Analysis 62
5 Efficiency Benefit-Cost Analysis 92
6 Calculating the Net Benefits to the Referent Group 122
7 Consumer and Producer Surplus in Benefit-Cost Analysis 146
8 Valuing Traded and Non-traded Commodities in Benefit-Cost Analysis 177
9 Incorporating Risk in Benefit-Cost Analysis 194
10 The Social Discount Rate, Cost of Public Funds, and the Value of Information 221
11 Weighting Net Benefits to Account for Income Distribution 238
12 Valuation of Non-marketed Goods 261
13 Economic Impact Analysis 288
14 Writing the Benefit-Cost Analysis Report 304
App. 1: Case Study Assignment 332
App. 2 Discount and Annuity Tables 340
Index 342
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