ISBN-10:
1848449577
ISBN-13:
9781848449572
Pub. Date:
01/01/2011
Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing
Handbook of Research on Cost-Benefit Analysis

Handbook of Research on Cost-Benefit Analysis

by Robert J. BrentRobert J. Brent
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Overview

This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current research in the field of cost–benefit analysis and is designed as a starting point for those interested in undertaking advanced research. The Handbook contains major contributions to the development of the field, focussing on standard microeconomic policy evaluations, the relatively neglected area of macroeconomic policy and its integration into a formal CBA framework, and dynamic considerations in CBA


Presenting insights from many influential thinkers, and edited by a leading academic in the field, this comprehensive work will prove an invaluable reference tool for economists, researchers and scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848449572
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Elgar Original Reference Series
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert J. Brent, Professor of Economics, Fordham University, New York, US

Table of Contents

Contents:


Preface


PART I: INTRODUCTION

1. Overview of the Field and the Contributions in the Handbook

Robert J. Brent


PART II: MICROECONOMIC EVALUATIONS

2. Cost–Benefit Analysis for Health

Peter Zweifel and Harry Telser


3. Cost–Benefit Analysis of Drug Abuse Treatment

William S. Cartwright


4. Can Cost–Benefit Analysis Guide Education Policy in Developing Countries?

Emmanuel Jimenez and Harry Anthony Patrinos


5. Cost–Benefit Analysis in Transport: Recent Developments in Rail Project Appraisal in Britain

Chris Nash and James Laird


6. Cost–Benefit Analysis of Environmental Projects and the Role of Distributional Weights

Robert J. Brent and Booi Themeli


7. Cost–Benefit Analysis Applied to Labour Market Programmes

Michele Campolieti and Morley Gunderson


8. Regulation and Cost–Benefit Analysis

Franco Papandrea


9. Can Cost–Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation be Made Credible?

Patrick Honohan


PART III: MACROECONOMIC EVALUATIONS

10. The Welfare Effects of Inflation: A Cost–Benefit Perspective

Karl-Heinz Tödter and Bernhard Manzke


11. Cost–Benefit Analysis of Economic Globalization

Clem Tisdell


12. Poverty Alleviation Programs and their Impacts: A Survey

Jyotsna Jalan


13. Too Hungry to Read: Is an Education Subsidy a Misguided Policy for Development?

Parantap Basu


14. Project Finance and Cost–Benefit Analysis

Peggy B. Musgrave


15. Cost–Benefit Analysis and the Evaluation of the Effects of Corruption on Public Projects

Robert J. Brent


PART IV: DYNAMIC EVALUATIONS

16. Social Security and Future Generations

Hans Fehr and Øystein Thøgersen


17. Irreversible Investments: A Cost–Benefit Perspective

Rati Ram and Rajeev K. Goel


18. Pro-Growth, Pro-Poor: Is There a Trade-off?

J. Humberto Lopez


19. The Value of the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report

Frank Chaloupka and Richard M. Peck


Index

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