This paper deals with the recent history of port investment planning in Britain; its aim is to describe and to evaluate. Attention is focused on the mechanisms of investment appraisal, rather than on arguments as to whether or not individual decisions are "correct", or on arguments about how much port capacity it is desirable to have. It will be argued that economic analysis has played only a modest role; accordingly attention is paid to the institutional and political setting, as well as to economic principles. The story begins with the establishment of the Rochdale Committee in 1961, and it is taken up to 1969. A postscript summarizes developments to March 1971.

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  • Authors:
    • MILLS, G
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

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  • Accession Number: 00039892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1973 12:00AM