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cost-benefit analysis

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Social Sciences.

A study of the relationship between the service or production costs and the health gain achieved for an individual or group.

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benefit–cost analysis n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 10 words.

Another name for *cost–benefit analysis.

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cost–benefit analysis

Miquel Porta.

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Public Health and Epidemiology. 203 words.

An analysis of the economic and social costs of medical care and the benefits of reduced loss of net earnings owing to the prevention of premature death or disability. The general rule for...

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Trade and… Problems, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Subsidiarity

Joel P. Trachtman.

in European Journal of International Law

January 1998; p ublished online January 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 0 words.

This article analyses the conflict between trade values and other values (‘trade and … problems’), such as environmental protection, labour rights or free competition, as it is addressed by...

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Global Cost-Benefit Analysis

Michael A. Livermore, A. J. Glusman and Gonzalo Moyano.

in The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth. 5860 words.

While cost-benefit analysis is not as prevalent in developing and emerging countries, the use of cost-benefit analysis as an aid to environmental decision-making has expanded in recent...

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Cost-Benefit Analysis

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

January 2010; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics. 2113 words.

Cost-benefit analysis—which typically requires that pros and cons of a proposed policy be quantified in economic terms—is an increasingly central component of regulatory...

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cost–benefit analysis

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 68 words.

an analytical process for weighing up the possible losses (costs) and gains (benefits) of an action or policy, often in monetary or numerical form, and usually as a means of deciding...

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cost-benefit analysis

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 78 words.

A method by which the benefits of pursuing a particular action can be weighed against the costs of pursuing that action. It is suggested that a cost-benefit analysis could be applied to a...

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cost‐benefit analysis

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; International Relations. 326 words.

A technique of constructing a balance sheet of the consequences of a project or activity. By definition, it is a method of assessment which uses monetary units. When used by a private...

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Cost-Benefit Analysis

in The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public

June 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 8859 words.

This chapter begins by explaining how health and safety statutes intend for agencies to make regulatory decisions. It then discusses how traditional cost-benefit analysis distorts such...

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Cost-Benefit Analysis

Robin Boadway.

in The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy

June 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Education, and Welfare; Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General. 18256 words.

This is an overview of the methods used to evaluate projects or policies when a normative approach is taken based on individual preferences. The evaluation of individual welfare change is...

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Cost-Effectiveness and Cost–Benefit Analysis

George C. Davis and Elena L. Serrano.

in Food and Nutrition Economics

May 2016; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 6489 words.

Chapter 16 gives an overview of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis. Every year millions of dollars are spent on food and nutrition intervention programs that are designed to...

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benefit-cost analysis n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 8 words.

Another name for cost-benefit analysis.

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Changing Faces of Cost-Benefit Analysis

Jiunn-rong Yeh.

in The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth. 7427 words.

Cost-benefit analysis is a detailed, technical, and potentially confusing process. When cost-benefit analysis is prepared for executive oversight, it tends to include high levels of...

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Developmental Prevention

Jobina Li and Cameron McIntosh.

in The Oxford Handbook of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology

January 2019; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice. 9658 words.

This chapter provides a cost-benefit analysis of developmental crime prevention. From a life-course perspective, developmental prevention offers an intriguing solution to address growing...

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Cost benefit analysis and environmental policy

D Pearce.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

December 1998; p ublished online December 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Public Economics; Political Economy; Public Policy. 0 words.

The use of cost benefit analysis (CBA) in British environmental policy has gone through several stages. Early applications of CBA tended to ignore environmental impacts altogether, leave...

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Value and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Matthew D. Adler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Moral Philosophy. 10886 words.

Cost-benefit analysis (CBA)—understood as a technique for evaluating governmental policies in light of individual well-being—rests upon a preference view of welfare. A policy’s effect on a...

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Cost–Benefit Analysis in Legal Decision-Making

Richard O. Zerbe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics

April 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Industry Studies; Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General. 12518 words.

Benefit-cost analysis (BCA), or cost-benefit analysis, is important in policy and law. This article introduces the nature and history of BCA to provide an understanding of the development...

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Economy-wide Cost-benefit Analysis

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski.

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics

July 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth. 9617 words.

Many funders, including international development banks, require that a cost-benefit analysis be carried out prior to the approval of project loans. Potential benefits of tourism projects...

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Happiness Research and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Matthew Adler and Eric A. Posner.

in Law and Happiness

April 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economics. 15767 words.

A growing body of research on happiness or subjective well-being (SWB) shows, among other things, that people adapt to many injuries more rapidly than is commonly thought, fail to predict...

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Water Projects in India

Pawan Labhasetwar.

in The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth. 4860 words.

Large-scale water projects to improve economic well-being or the environment often entail substantial uncertainty relating to gestation periods, cost, resettlement issues, adverse...

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