Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Theory of Fuzzy Decisions: Fuzzy Value Theory / Edition 1

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This monograph is devoted to the development of value theory of computable general prices in cost-benefit analysis under fuzzy rationality. The book demonstrates the use of fuzzy decision algorithms and logic to develop a comprehensive and multidisciplinary cost-benefit analysis by taking advantage of current scientific gains in fuzziness and soft computing. The theory is developed at a basic level of microeconomics leading to aggregation in fuzzy decision environment composed of subjective phenomenon, imprecision, approximations and problems of information elicitation. The book integrates the theories of computable prices, fuzzy decisions and social decision-choice processes into a set of decision algorithms accessible to practitioners, researchers, graduate students, and policy makers in economics, engineering, as well as physical, social, and medical sciences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540221616
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 8/26/2004
  • Series: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing Series, #160
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Theory of Fuzzy Optimal and Approximate Social Prices.- 2 The Theory of Optimal Social Discount Rate.- 3 The Theoretical Structure of Cost-Benefit Criteria, Choice of Project and Discounting Process.- 4 The Theory of Fuzzy Present Value (FPV).- 5 The Theory of Fuzzy Decisions, Optimal Taxation and Cost-Benefit Distribution.- 6 Toward a Theory of Social Goals and Objective Formation in Cost-Benefit Analysis.- References.- On Aggregation, Distributional Weights, and Rankings.- On Economic Analysis, Benefits and Benefit Accounting.- On Economic Analysis, Costs and Costing.- On Accounting Theory.- On Economic Analysis, Cost-Benefit, and Investment Criteria I.- On Economic Analysis, Cost-Benefit and Investment Criteria II.- On Economic Analysis, Shadow Prices and Efficient Pricing.- On Economic Analysis and Social Rate of Discount.- On Economics and Social Choice.- On Economic and General Cost-Benefit Analysis: Contingent Valuation Method (CVM).- On Economic and General Cost-Benefit Analysis: Revealed Preference Approach (RPA).- On Fuzzy Decisions.- On Fuzzy Decisions and some Applications.- On Fuzzy Decisions, Risks, Games and Economic Analysis.- On Fuzzy Logic.- On Fuzzy Mathematical Programming and the Theory of Fuzzy Optimization.- On Fuzzy Mathematics.- On Fuzzy Probability, Possibility and Statistics.

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