Cost-benefit analysis

By: Layard, Richard (Editor)Contributor(s): Glaister, Stephen (Editor)Material type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994Edition: 2nd EditionDescription: x, 497 pages : illustrationsISBN: 9780521461283; 0521461286 ; 9780521466745; 0521466741 Subject(s): Cost effectivenessDDC classification: 658.1554
Contents:
1. Shadow prices and markets: Policy reform, shadow prices and market prices / J. Dreze and N. Stern -- 2. Shadow prices and markets: Feasibility constraints: foreign exchange and shadow wages / A.K. Sen -- 3. Discount rates: The rate of discount for benefit-cost analysis and the theory of the second best / J.E. Stiglitz -- 4. Risk and uncertainty: Uncertainty and the evaluation of public investment decisions / K.J. Arrow and R.C. Lind -- 5. Income distribution: Allowing for income distribution / R. Layard and A.A. Walters -- 6. The costs and benefits of analysis: Project appraisal and planning twenty years on / I.M.D. Little and J.A. Mirrlees -- 7. Time savings: Research into the value of time / The MVA Consultancy et al -- 8. Safety and the saving of life: The theory of equalizing differences / S. Rosen -- 9. Safety and the saving of life: The economics of safety and physical risk / M.W. Jones-Lee.
Summary: Should Chicago build a new airport, or India build a new steel mill? Should higher education expand, or water supplies be improved? These are typical questions about which cost-benefit analysis has something to say. It is the mail tool that economics provides for analysing problems of social choice. It also provides a useful vehicle for understanding the practical value of welfare economics.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Star ratings
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Holdings
Item type Current library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Lending Books Lending Books Main Library
Stacks
Reference 658.1554 COS (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 013555
Total holds: 0

Includes index

1. Shadow prices and markets: Policy reform, shadow prices and market prices / J. Dreze and N. Stern --
2. Shadow prices and markets: Feasibility constraints: foreign exchange and shadow wages / A.K. Sen --
3. Discount rates: The rate of discount for benefit-cost analysis and the theory of the second best / J.E. Stiglitz --
4. Risk and uncertainty: Uncertainty and the evaluation of public investment decisions / K.J. Arrow and R.C. Lind --
5. Income distribution: Allowing for income distribution / R. Layard and A.A. Walters --
6. The costs and benefits of analysis: Project appraisal and planning twenty years on / I.M.D. Little and J.A. Mirrlees --
7. Time savings: Research into the value of time / The MVA Consultancy et al --
8. Safety and the saving of life: The theory of equalizing differences / S. Rosen --
9. Safety and the saving of life: The economics of safety and physical risk / M.W. Jones-Lee.


Should Chicago build a new airport, or India build a new steel mill? Should higher education expand, or water supplies be improved? These are typical questions about which cost-benefit analysis has something to say. It is the mail tool that economics provides for analysing problems of social choice. It also provides a useful vehicle for understanding the practical value of welfare economics.

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.

© University of Vavuniya

---