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 Benefit-Cost Analysis, by Paul R. Portney: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
Third, suppose that the aforementioned problems were to disappear, and that benefits and costs could be easily expressed in dollar terms and converted to present values.
In such cases the costs are borne by employees, shareholders, and purchasers of its output.
Benefits are measured by the willingness of individuals to pay for the outputs of the policy or project in question.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/BenefitCostAnalysis.html   (1736 words)

  
 Cost/benefit analysis
In order to evaluate a C/B analysis properly, your audience needs to see the timing of expected inflows and outflows as well as the cost and benefit models that determine what is included in the case and what is not.
A cost/benefit analysis will on the one hand attempt to quantify every benefit and cost for inclusion in the financial analysis, even the so-called intangible or "soft" costs and benefits.
A good cost/benefit analysis for a major acquisition or action will include a time dimension and other characteristics of a good business case.
www.solutionmatrix.com /cost-benefit-analysis-definition.html   (503 words)

  
 Benefit-cost analysis - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Benefit-cost analysis
A major difficulty is finding a method of quantifying net social costs and benefits.
Process whereby a project is assessed for its social and welfare benefits in addition to considering the financial return on investment.
Process whereby a project is assessed for its social and welfare benefits as well as the financial return on investment.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Benefit-cost+analysis   (174 words)

  
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 Rethinking Regulatory Reform
Risk comparison is no-mess cost-benefit analysis at its finest, and has found some tacit endorsement in both judicial opinions [FN147] and legislative proposals.
When cost-benefit analysis drives risk determination, regulation is triggered not at the level of injury, but instead at the level of profitability, which may be higher or lower than that of injury, depending on the circumstances.
Cost- benefit analysis used in this way affects risk determination as well as risk assessment and management, thus redirecting the entire risk allocation process.
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 Cost-Benefit Analysis Guide for NIH IT Projects
The analysis is greatly simplified because the best alternative is either the one with the most benefits (when the costs are the same for all alternatives) or the one with the lowest cost (when the benefits are the same for all alternatives).
A Cost-Benefit Analysis should be commensurate with the size, complexity and cost of the proposed project, and project managers have to decide what level of analysis is necessary for a specific project in their IT management environment.
In the previous example, the cost-benefit analysis could be used to increase the budget for a project to $2,255,000; however, if the budget falls between $1,500,000 and $2,025,000, the best alternative would be 2, with a cost of $1,600,000, a discounted net of $150,000, and a cost-benefit ratio of 1.09.
irm.cit.nih.gov /itmra/cbaguide.html   (11184 words)

  
 Cost-Benefit Analysis and Health Care Evaluations Books iHEA International Health Economics Association
A comprehensive review of cost-minimization, cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility analysis, and cost-benefit analysis is given in a simple and yet very insightful manner that pointedly demonstrates their fundamental principles, methodological requirements, and common linkages for evaluation research.
Cost-benefit analysis is the only method of economic evaluation which can effectively indicate whether a health care treatment or intervention is worthwhile.
This book attempts to build a bridge between cost-benefit analysis, as developed by economists, and the health care evaluation literature which relies on other evaluation approaches such as cost-minimization, cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis.
www.healtheconomics.org /books/2004/05/01/costbenefit-analysis-and-.html   (11184 words)

  
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 Online Ethics Center: Glossary of Ethical Terms
To use cost-benefit analysis (or risk-benefit analysis) requires that one consider only those consequences or the probability of consequences that can be treated as
Cost-benefit analysis is a technique taken from economics that weighs alternative actions in terms of such consequences.
If one uses the terms cost and benefit in the technical sense that requires quantification, other terms, such as harm and boon, need to be used for consequences that may not be representable as arithmetic quantities.
onlineethics.org /glossary.html   (11184 words)

  
 Cost-utility analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unlike cost-benefit analysis, this does not have to be in monetary terms.
The cost is measured in monetary units, such as British pounds or US dollars and the benefit of the item being considered needs to be expressed in a quantitative form.
Cost-utility analysis is a form of economic analysis used to guide procurement decisions, especially health technology assessment (HTA).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cost-utility_analysis   (11184 words)

  
 Risk Benefit Analysis [Lecture]
II. Because consumption, leisure, externalities, nor distributional concerns are adequately reflected in an aggregated set of accounts, the accountancy approach to benefit-cost analysis is not good enough for most public decisions.
When a program costs a person money or degrades his environment, benefit-cost analysis measures this harm as the amount of money that would have to be given to the person to make him as well off as if the program were not implemented.
I. Why the accountancy approach does not work for evaluating costs and benefits of environmental issues.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~hallman/RISKBEN.htm   (11184 words)

  
 Statement of John Graham, Oct. 14, 1999
I am Professor of Policy and Decision Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health where I teach graduate courses on risk assessment, risk communication, and cost-benefit analysis.
When EPA or the states propose emissions rules for specific industries or sources, it is feasible to gather more precise cost and effectiveness information, thereby supporting a more rigorous analysis of risks, benefits and costs.
In risk-tradeoff analysis, the public health benefits and risks of a new regulation do not have to be expressed in dollar units, one of the more complicated and controversial steps in economic evaluation.
epw.senate.gov /107th/gra_1014.htm   (11184 words)

  
 Economic Analysis
Cost benefit analysis of statins for familial hyperlipidaemia (1997)
PHARMAC's analysis of combined long-acting beta agonist/inhaled corticosteroid devices for asthma and referred to in letter to Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (Metcalfe, Moodie 2003)
Statin cost utility analysis (1997) - methods and assumptions
www.pharmac.govt.nz /economic_analysis.asp   (11184 words)

  
 For painful bone metastases, single-fraction radiotherapy as effective and saves money
For the same medical benefit, the total medical and societal costs of single-fraction radiotherapy are lower than that of multiple-fraction radiotherapy for cancer patients with painful bone metastases, according to a randomized trial in the February 5 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
In the cost—utility analysis, the authors found no difference in life expectancy between the two patients groups.
To find out which radiotherapy schedule offers more value for the money, Wilbert B. van den Hout, Ph.D., of the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and his colleagues from the Dutch Bone Metastasis Study Group performed a cost—utility analysis on the Dutch Bone Metastasis Study.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2003-02/jotn-fpb013003.php   (11184 words)

  
 Pesticide Risk/Benefits analysis
For example, in EPA's preliminary benefits analysis for alachlor, seven "limitations" (elements of uncertainty) were identified.6 These included limited biological data, inadequate consideration of alternatives, and lack of consideration of reduction over time in the cost of alternative controls.
Because of the high costs associated with termite infestations, a 1983 analysis found that the benefits of chlordane outweighed its massive risks.
Analysis of the risks and benefits of seven chemicals used for subterranean termite control.
eap.mcgill.ca /MagRack/JPR/JPR_01.htm   (11184 words)

  
 Vertinsky (1985) Risk benefit analysis of health promotion: opportunities and threats for physical education
Risk benefit analysis of health promotion: opportunities and threats for physical education
Vertinsky (1985) Risk benefit analysis of health promotion: opportunities and threats for physical education
These are (a) the misuse and cost of suasion, (b) imposing values packaged in scientific wrapping, (c) social inequities and individual consequences resulting from a choice of the locus of responsibility, and (d) biases in the communication of health risk information.
www.getcited.org /pub/103336867   (11184 words)

  
 Benefit Cost Analysis Guide
In benefit-cost analysis, each cost and benefit is fully recognised at the time it occurs (not accrued beforehand), timing is dealt with through discounting, and changes in the values of assets are dealt with by including residual values at the investment horizon.
The feature that distinguishes benefit-cost analysis from cost-effectiveness analysis is the attempt benefit-cost analysis makes to go as far as possible in quantifying benefits and costs in money terms.
If price distortions are widespread in a particular economy, the benefit-cost analysis may use border prices or world prices as the numeraire, that is, as the best measure of true value of costs and benefits.
www.tbs-sct.gc.ca /fin/sigs/Revolving_Funds/bcag/BCA2_E.asp   (11184 words)

  
 Risk-benefit analysis
When risks and benefits are expressed in monetary terms, this is effectively cost-benefit analysis.
: Comparison of the short- and long-term risks to the overall societal benefits of an activity, chemical use, or technology.
www.webref.org /agriculture/r/riskbenefit_analysis.htm   (11184 words)

  
 Investment appraisal, cost benefit & Risk Analysis
The preparation of the presentation to the main board for funds approval involved all aspects associated with risk and cost benefit analysis.
Each of these recommendations was made up of an investment appraisal, risk and cost benefit analysis.
The Main involvement here was advising senior departmental managers on cost benefits, in addition to facilitating them to balance capital spend with the anticipated benefits that the proposed new systems would produce.
www.xlm85.dial.pipex.com /gks_inv_appr.htm   (11184 words)

  
 Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis
As a member of the Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis (ORACBA) mailing list you will receive the ORACBA News/Risk Calendar on the first Thursday of each month, plus notice of other risk related activities.
Mark Powell, Ph.D. Mark Powell will present "SPS Decisional Criteria" at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA, 5-8 December 2004.
The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is offering online distance learning courses in Food Safety Risk Analysis.
www.usda.gov /agency/oce/oracba/index.htm   (11184 words)

  
 NeLH: NHS Cost and Effectiveness Reviews
These include cost-benefit analysis, cost-utility analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis.
When searching for quality-assured information on the cost and effectiveness of interventions, NeLH recommends the following resources:
NHS Economic Evaluation Database - For comparisons of 2 or more treatment or care alternatives.
www.nelh.nhs.uk /cost_effectiveness.asp   (11184 words)

  
 Product Development Program: Engineering Risk Benefit Analysis
This course is designed to teach students three methodologies: cost-benefit analysis (CBA); reliability and probabilistic risk assessment(RPRA); and decision analysis(DA).
The course presents and interprets a framework for balancing risks and benefits to applicable situations.
The course is designed to give students an understanding of how these topics can be applied to decision-making in various areas.
ids.udmercy.edu /mpd525_w00/syllabus.cfm   (11184 words)

  
 Risk Benefit Analysis: New & Used Books Search Result for Risk Benefit Analysis
Benefits and Beneficiaries: An Introduction to Estimating Distributional Effects in Cost-Benefit Analysis
Risk Benefit Analysis: New & Used Books Search Result for Risk Benefit Analysis
Analysis of Portfolio Management Performance: An Institutional Guide to Assessing and Analyzing Pension Fund, Endowment, Foundation, and Trust Investment Performance
fetchbook.info /Risk_Benefit_Analysis.html   (11184 words)

  
 HHE:  COST-UTILITY ANALYSIS  in HEALTHCARE        SOURCE: Entrez-PubMed
HHE: Cost Benefit approach related to health care services system http://www.hi.is/~joner/eaps/cbenhe1.htm
www.hi.is /~joner/eaps/costut1.htm   (11184 words)

  
 1996 Building Publications - Life-Cycle Costing Manual for the Federal Energy Management Program. 1995 Edition.
benefit cost analysis; building economics; building technology; capital investment decisions; cost effectiveness; economic analysis; energy conservation; energy economics; life cycle cost analysis; public buildings; renewable energy; water conservation
It expands on the life-cycle cost methods and criteria contained in the FEMP rules published in 10 CFR 436, Subpart A, which applies to all federal agencies.
Handbook 135 is a guide to understanding the life-cycle cost (LCC) methodology and criteria established by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) for the economic evaluation of energy and water conservation projects and renewable energy projects on all federal buildings.
www.fire.nist.gov /bfrlpubs/build96/art121.html   (289 words)

  
 Energy Citations Database (ECD) Document #7209454 - Status of risk-benefit analysis
293000 -- Energy Planning and Policy-- Policy, Legislation, and Regulation; ;COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS-- REVIEWS; MANAGEMENT
Energy Citations Database (ECD) Document #7209454 - Status of risk-benefit analysis
www.osti.gov /energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=7209454   (289 words)

  
 Tourism Planning: What To Consider In Tourism Plan Making - 1998 APA Proceedings
Most planners are aware of the global magnitude of tourism as an economic activity, but few recognize the urgency that exists in the world of the 1990's and beyond to bring planning processes-public participation, distributive cost benefit analysis, strategic analysis and action planning-to tourism development.
To many local residents, tourism is a paradoxical, good and evil, uninvited monster that has descended into their communities bringing, in the best cases, economic benefit, but often it is at the cost of social disruption and stress on infrastructure and the environment.
Planners are experts, but it takes community vision and community involvement to create a successful tourism plan that reflects the willingness of local residents to go the cost necessary to support tourism in their living space.
www.asu.edu /caed/proceedings98/Kelly/kelly.html   (289 words)

  
 Subjective Science: Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis
But an alternative analysis in which this age-adjusted factor was applied produced a much lower benefit of just $11 billion, barely twice the cost of the program.
In cost-effectiveness analysis, scientists quantify the benefits of proposed legislation not by the economic value of the lives it saves but by the life years it saves in the population as a whole.
"It's clear that OIRA wants to question agency science in the same way they want to question agency cost-benefit analysis," he says.
ehis.niehs.nih.gov /members/2003/111-10/spheres.html   (289 words)

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