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Cost Benefit Analysis on Public Transport Investment by Choice Experiment Method: An Example of Osaka Monorail Saito Linefs Extension (in Japanese)

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  • Junyi Shen

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    (Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)

  • Yusuke Sakata

    (School of Economics, Kinki University)

  • Yoshizo Hashimoto

    (Osaka Prefectural Institute for Advanced Industry Development)

Abstract

The necessity of applying Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) in evaluating the validity of a public transport investment is well recognized by policy makers in recent days. Originating in a sense of this fact, we implement CBA in a new project called Osaka Monorail Saito Linefs extension by applying a Choice Experiment (CE) method. It is estimated that the benefit cost (B/C) ratio is 1.87 under a basic scenario. In addition, with a consideration on different kinds of uncertainty in the future, a number of sensitivity analyses are implemented. The results of sensitivity analysis indicate that the possibility of generating net benefit is extremely high for the project studied here.

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Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 06-18.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2006
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Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0618

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Keywords: Cost Benefit Analysis; Choice Experiment (CE) method; Monorail; Sensitive Analysis;

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