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  • Applied Cost-Benefit Analysisby R.J. Brent

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    `The author succeeds in bringing together many interesting real-life applications of CBA in various areas (including among others health, environment and transportation). The examples are well chosen to illustrate the basic issues and show clearly the crucial importance of theoretical and methodological assumptions. Moreover, they are presented in... more...

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and Public Policyby David Weimer

    Wiley 2009; US$ 63.95

    This volume seeks to facilitate such exposure by drawing together into a convenient collection the fine articles on CBA and its application that have appeared in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management ( JPAM ). more...

  • Introduction to Cost–Benefit Analysisby Gines De Rus

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    This accessible and non-technical introductory text presents the principal methods and key concepts involved in understanding and applying cost-benefit analysis, and demonstrating how to evaluate whether an investment project or policy proposal will contribute to increase social welfare. Gines de Rus incorporates the latest thinking on issues such... more...

  • Gouvernance et appropriation locale du développementby Jacques Fisette; Marc Raffinot

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2010; US$ 16.99

    La gouvernance représente l'une des plus importantes innovations conceptuelles des quinze dernières années dans le discours de l'aide au développement. A-t-elle pour autant transformé les pratiques? A-t-elle conduit à une plus grande appropriation locale des enjeux du développement? Ces questions sont débattues autour de trois thèmes : les nouveaux... more...

  • Staying Leanby Peter Hines; Pauline Found; Gary Griffiths; Richard Harrison

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 43.95

    The first edition of this highly acclaimed publication received a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize in 2009. Explaining how to create and sustain a Lean business, it followed Cogent Power?s first two Lean Roadmaps along their journey. Since then, much has changed. Several members of Cogent Power?s senior management have moved... more...

  • Value Stream Designby Klaus Erlach

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    Value stream design is increasingly asserting itself as the key approach for production optimization, but there has never been a detailed and systematic presentation of the value stream method before – a gap that has now been filled by this book.The author provides an easily comprehensible code of practice for the effective analysis of production... more...

  • Beyond the Low Cost Businessby Josep Francesc Valls Giménez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    Clients are consistently demanding lower prices at the time of each purchase and companies can only react by reducing costs. This volume shows that the only way to do this, is to reinvent the business model. New consumers, new pricing, new brands, new strategies. more...

  • Principles and Standards for Benefit–Cost Analysisby Scott Farrow; Richard O. Zerbe

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Benefit - cost analysis informs which policies or programs most benefit society when implemented by governments and institutions around the world. This volume brings together leading researchers and practitioners to recommend strategies and standards to improve the consistency and credibility of such analyses, assisting analysts of all types in achieving... more...

  • Productivity or Employment: Is It a Choice?by Andrea De Michelis; Marcello M. Estevão; Beth Anne Wilson

    International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 9.00

    Traditionally, shocks to total factor productivity (TFP) are considered exogenous and the employment response depends on their effect on aggregate demand. We raise the possibility that in response to labor supply shocks firms adjust efficiency, rendering TFP endogenous to firms' production decisions. We present robust cross-country evidence of a strong... more...

  • The Shifting Structure of China's Trade and Productionby Li Cui; Murtaza H. Syed

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    This paper uses disaggregated trade data to assess how the expansion of China's production capacity and its changing production structure may be affecting its trade linkages with other countries. It finds that China is moving away from traditional assembly operations in its processing activities and its exports have started to rely more on domestically... more...