Cost-benefit analysis : concepts and practice /

A practical introduction to cost-benefit analysis through problem solving. This authoritative, market-leading text is known for its consistent application of a nine-step framework for conducting or interpreting a cost-benefit analysis.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Boardman, Anthony E., Greenberg, David H., Vining, Aidan R., Weimer, David Leo.
Format: Book
Published: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [2011], ©2011.
Edition:Fourth edition.
Series:Pearson series in economics.
Table of Contents:
  • Part I: Overview
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Chapter 2. Conceptual Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Part II: Fundamentals of CBA
  • Chapter 3. Economics Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Chapter 4. Valuing Benefits and Costs in Primary Markets
  • Chapter 5. Valuing Benefits and Costs in Secondary Markets
  • Chapter 6. Discounting Benefits and Costs in Future Time Periods
  • Chapter 7. Dealing with Uncertainty: Expected Values, Sensitivity Analysis, and the Value of Information
  • Chapter 8. Option Price and Option Value
  • Chapter 9. Existence Value
  • Chapter 10. The Social Discount Rate
  • Part III: Valuation of Impacts
  • Chapter 11. Predicting and Monetizing Impacts
  • Chapter 12. Valuing Impacts From Observed Behavior: Experiments and Quasi-Experiments
  • Chapter 13. Valuing Impacts from Observed Behavior: Direct Estimation of Demand Curves
  • Chapter 14. Valuing Impacts from Observed Behavior: Indirect Market Methods
  • Chapter 15. Contingent Valuation: Using Surveys to Elicit Information About Costs and Benefits
  • Chapter 16. Shadow Prices from Secondary Sources
  • Chapter 17. Shadow Prices: Applications to Developing Countries
  • Part IV: Related Methods
  • Chapter 18. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Chapter 19. Distributionally Weighted Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Chapter 20. How Accurate is CBA?