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Cost-Benefit Analysis, 4th Edition

By Anthony Boardman, David Greenberg, Aidan Vining, David Weimer

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 17, 2010


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.

This edition includes a number of chapters that have been revised and reorganized to make the material clearer and more accessible.

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?


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