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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

    () (Uppsala University, Box 513)

  • Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf

    () (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

Abstract

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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  • Li, Chuan-Zhong & Löfgren, Karl-Gustaf, 2008. "Dynamic cost-benefit analysis of large projects: The role of capital and investment costs," Umeå Economic Studies 727, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0727
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    1. Avinash Dixit & Peter Hammond & Michael Hoel, 1980. "On Hartwick's Rule for Regular Maximin Paths of Capital Accumulation and Resource Depletion," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 47(3), pages 551-556.
    2. Weitzman, Martin L, 2001. " A Contribution to the Theory of Welfare Accounting," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 103(1), pages 1-23, March.
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    Keywords

    cost-benefit rules; large projects; capital costs;

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    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General

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