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Cost-Benefit Analysis : Concepts and Practice

Cost-Benefit Analysis : Concepts and Practice - 3rd edition

Cost-Benefit Analysis : Concepts and Practice - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780131435834

ISBN10: 0131435833

Cost-Benefit Analysis : Concepts and Practice by Anthony Boardman, David Weimer, David Greenberg and Aidan Vining - ISBN 9780131435834
Edition: 3RD 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No
Cost-Benefit Analysis : Concepts and Practice by Anthony Boardman, David Weimer, David Greenberg and Aidan Vining - ISBN 9780131435834

ISBN13: 9780131435834

ISBN10: 0131435833

Summary

For courses in Cost-Benefit Analysis, taught in Economics Departments, Public Policy Departments, and Public Administration Departments. Also ideal for practicing policy analysts and public managers.

This authoritative, market leading text is distinct for it's consistent application of a nine-step framework for conducting or interpreting a cost-benefit analysis.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I. Overview

1. Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis
2. Conceptual Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis

Part II. Fundamentals of Cost-Benefit Analysis

3. Basic 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 Value, Sensitivity Analysis, and the Value of Information
8. Option Price and Option Value
9. Existence Value
10. The Social Discount Rate

Part III. Valuation of Impacts

11. Valuing Impacts from Observed Behavior. Demonstrations
12. Valuing Impacts from Observed Behavior. Direct Estimation of Demand Curves
13. Valuing Impacts from Observed Behavior. Other Revealed Preference Methods
14. Contingent Valuation. Using Surveys to Elicit Information About Costs and Benefits
15. Shadow Prices from Secondary Sources
16. Shadow Prices. Applications to Developing Countries

Part IV. Related Methods and Accuracy

17. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
18. Distributionally Weighted Cost-Benefit Analysis
19. How Accurate is CBA?
A Selected Cost-Benefit Analysis Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index

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