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The Resource Basic Cost Benefit Analysis for Assessing Local Public Projects

Basic Cost Benefit Analysis for Assessing Local Public Projects

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Basic Cost Benefit Analysis for Assessing Local Public Projects
Title
Basic Cost Benefit Analysis for Assessing Local Public Projects
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The cost benefit technique is so often referenced in government policy that a correct understanding is necessary for officials entrusted with public decisions. This book presents essential elements for understanding, interpreting, and conducting cost benefit analysis (CBA) in the context of local government. If you're charged with preparing numerical analyses to assess the worthiness of a specific policy proposal, you'll need this book to understand how costs and benefits are identified and analyzed in terms of economic efficiency and resource allocation. CBA is rooted in and has little or no value apart from the economic concepts of cost and resource efficiency. This book is designed to teach the correct use and interpretation of cost benefit analysis, while advising you of CBA's limitations and pitfalls. Case studies, presented in the final chapters of this book, represent typical proposals confronted by local officials. The book also includes instructions for using computer spreadsheets to build basic cost benefit models and an appendix on the step-by-step process of discounting future costs and benefits
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IDEBK
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Keating, Barry P
Dewey number
363
Index
no index present
LC call number
TA177.7
LC item number
.K438 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Economics collection
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Label
Basic Cost Benefit Analysis for Assessing Local Public Projects
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Chapter 1: An Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis -- Chapter 2: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Individual Preferences -- Chapter 3: Time Preference and the Discount Rate -- Chapter 4: Measuring Costs and Benefits -- Chapter 5: Shadow Pricing -- Chapter 6: Potential Pitfalls in Cost Benefit Analysis -- Chapter 7: Introducing Cost Benefit Analysis to the Nonspecialist -- Chapter 8: Cost Benefit Analysis of Proposed New Regulations -- Chapter 9: Case Study: Contracting Versus a Municipal Animal Control Shelter -- Chapter 10: Case Study: Cost Benefit Analysis for a Forty Acre Industrial Park Intended to Spawn Economic Development and Jobs -- Chapter 11: Case Study: Establishing a Recreational Program for the Disabled -- Appendix: Some Numerical Background -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Adpage -- Backcover
Control code
988760081
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631578823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781631578823
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1012772
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988760081
Label
Basic Cost Benefit Analysis for Assessing Local Public Projects
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Chapter 1: An Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis -- Chapter 2: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Individual Preferences -- Chapter 3: Time Preference and the Discount Rate -- Chapter 4: Measuring Costs and Benefits -- Chapter 5: Shadow Pricing -- Chapter 6: Potential Pitfalls in Cost Benefit Analysis -- Chapter 7: Introducing Cost Benefit Analysis to the Nonspecialist -- Chapter 8: Cost Benefit Analysis of Proposed New Regulations -- Chapter 9: Case Study: Contracting Versus a Municipal Animal Control Shelter -- Chapter 10: Case Study: Cost Benefit Analysis for a Forty Acre Industrial Park Intended to Spawn Economic Development and Jobs -- Chapter 11: Case Study: Establishing a Recreational Program for the Disabled -- Appendix: Some Numerical Background -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Adpage -- Backcover
Control code
988760081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631578823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781631578823
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1012772
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988760081

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