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Cost-benefit analysis; cases and materials.


Cost-benefit analysis; cases and materials.

Quah, Euston and Raymond Toh.



191 pages




Writing for students and teachers of college level courses on cost-benefit analysis, Quah (economics, Nanyang Technical U.-Singapore) and Singapore economist Toh present examples to illustrate the real-world applications of the principles and procedures of the approach. Among their topics are the history and scope of cost-benefit analysis, simple mathematics of discounting and decision criteria, pair-wise comparison, the Three Gorges Dam project in China, human capital investment programs in Singapore, preserving the Amazon rainforest, the H5N1 avian influenza immunization program, the Jamuna Bridge project in Bangladesh, and regulating the speed limit on highways in Japan.

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Date:Apr 1, 2012
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