Cost-benefit analysis and distributional preferences

Helen Scarborough, Jeff Bennett

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    Abstract

    Advancing the incorporation of equity preferences in policy analysis, this book demonstrates the application of choice modelling to the estimation of distributional weights suitable for inclusion in a cost-benefit analytical framework. A platform for discussion of the challenges and opportunities of this approach is presented in the form of a detailed case study designed to estimate community preferences for different intergenerational distributions. While the case study is focused on natural resource management and environmental policy, the conceptual and methodological advances illustrated by the authors are relevant and applicable to a wider array of policy deliberations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    Number of pages136
    ISBN (Print)9780857932228
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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