How (not) to Lie with Benefit-Cost Analysis
AbstractBenefit-cost analysis is seen by some as a controversial activity in which the analyst can significantly bias the results. This note highlights some of the ways that analysts can "lie" in a benefit-cost analysis but more importantly, provides guidance on how not to lie and how to better inform public decisionmakers.
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Date of creation: Mar 2013
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