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Introduction to Benefit/Cost and Project Analysis


  • Pagoulatos, Angelos
  • Debertin, David L.


These are a series of color slides and exercises for providing key elements of an Introduction to Benefit/Cost and Project Analysis. There are five parts or sections. Part 1 provides an Introduction to Compounding and Discounting. Part 2 outlines a method for determining project worth. Part 3 deals with the choice of the discount rate. Annuity factor calculations are outlined in part 4. Part 5 discusses the calculation of Benefit/Cost ratios, Net Project Worth and the Internal Rate of Return.

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  • Pagoulatos, Angelos & Debertin, David L., 2013. "Introduction to Benefit/Cost and Project Analysis," Staff Papers 159221, University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ukysps:159221

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    Benefit/Cost ratios; Project Analysis; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Discount Rate; Annuity factors; Environmental Economics and Policy; International Development; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; D61;

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    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis

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