Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice / Edition 2

Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice / Edition 2

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

ISBN-10: 0130871788

ISBN-13: 9780130871787

Pub. Date: 10/26/2000

Publisher: Pearson

For courses in Cost-Benefit Analysis, taught in Economics Departments, Public Policy Departments, and Public Administration Departments. Also ideal forpracticing policy analysts andpublic managers.This authoritative, market leading book is distinct for it's consistent application of a nine-step framework for conducting or interpreting a cost-benefit analysis.

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For courses in Cost-Benefit Analysis, taught in Economics Departments, Public Policy Departments, and Public Administration Departments. Also ideal forpracticing policy analysts andpublic managers.This authoritative, market leading book is distinct for it's consistent application of a nine-step framework for conducting or interpreting a cost-benefit analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130871787
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/26/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to cost-benefit analysis1
Ch. 2Conceptual foundations of cost-benefit analysis26
Ch. 3Basic microeconomic foundations of cost-benefit analysis51
Ch. 4Valuing benefits and costs in primary markets73
Ch. 5Valuing benefits and costs in secondary markets112
Ch. 6Discounting benefits and costs in future time periods131
Ch. 7Dealing with uncertainty : expected values, sensitivity analysis, and the value of information165
Ch. 8Option price and option value200
Ch. 9Existence value222
Ch. 10The social discount rate236
Ch. 11Valuing impacts from observed behavior : demonstrations279
Ch. 12Valuing impacts from observed behavior : direct estimation of demand curves314
Ch. 13Valuing impacts from observed behavior : indirect market methods337
Ch. 14Contingent valuation : using surveys to elicit information about costs and benefits369
Ch. 15Shadow prices from secondary sources403
Ch. 16Shadow prices : applications to developing countries441
Ch. 17Cost-effectiveness analysis463
Ch. 18Distributionally weighted cost-benefit analysis488
Ch. 19How accurate is CBA?507

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