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Dynamic cost-benefit analysis of large projects: The role of capital and investment costs

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  • Li, Chuan-Zhong

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    (Uppsala University, Box 513)

  • Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf

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    (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

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Based on an ideal index for de.ating after-project prices, we derive a dynamic cost-bene.t rule for evaluating large projects. We show that, in addition to the conventional income and consumer surplus meaures, the rule also entails an extra term involving capital and investment cost changes.

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Paper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 727.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: 01 Feb 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0727

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Keywords: cost-benefit rules; large projects; capital costs;

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  1. Dixit, Avinash & Hammond, Peter & Hoel, Michael, 1980. "On Hartwick's Rule for Regular Maximin Paths of Capital Accumulation and Resource Depletion," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 47(3), pages 551-56, April.
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