Cost-Benefit Analysis (5th ed.)

Concepts and Practice

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

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  • 9781108415996
  • 9781108245814
  • 9781108244107
Cost-Benefit Analysis provides accessible, comprehensive, authoritative, and practical treatments of the protocols for assessing the relative efficiency of public policies. Its review of essential concepts from microeconomics, and its sophisticated treatment of important topics with minimal use of mathematics helps students from a variety of backgrounds build solid conceptual foundations. It provides thorough treatments of time discounting, dealing with contingent uncertainty using expected surpluses and option prices, taking account of parameter uncertainties using Monte Carlo simulation and other types of sensitivity analyses, revealed preference approaches, stated preference methods including contingent valuation, and other related methods. Updated to cover contemporary research, this edition is considerably reorganized to aid in student and practitioner understanding, and includes eight new cases to demonstrate the actual practice of cost-benefit analysis. Widely cited, it is recognized as an authoritative source on cost-benefit analysis. Illustrations, exhibits, chapter exercises, and case studies help students master concepts and develop craft skills.

  • Cambridge University Press; July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781108245814
  • Edition: 5
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  • Title: Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Author: Anthony E. Boardman; David H. Greenberg; Aidan R. Vining; David L. Weimer
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108415996
  • 9781108245814
  • 9781108244107

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'For measuring the social returns to public investments, this is the preeminent source of wisdom and guidance by the recognized experts. The fifth edition of Cost-Benefit Analysis must surely be designated as the classic treatment on the topic, encyclopedic in its coverage and authoritative in its wisdom.' Henry M. Levin, William Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, Columbia University and David Jacks Professor of Education and Economics, Emeritus, Stanford University

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781108415996
  • 9781108245814
  • 9781108244107