The first three chapters of the book deal with various broad environmental and economic issues. They define environmental problems, discuss how costs and benefits may be evaluated, and describe the decision-related features of cost benefit analysis. The following chapters, 4 to 8, are concerned with applications of cost benefit analysis. Case studies are used to illustrate the close relationship between the theory and the practice of cost benefit analysis. The first case is an analysis of a soil conservation programme in Australia. The second case deals with the exploitation of mineral sands, drawing on examples from several Australian studies. Costs and benefits associated with alternative airport locations are discussed with illustrative material from the Roskill Commission on the proposed third London airport and from the second Sydney airport study. (TRRL)

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    Teakfield Limited

    Saxon House, 1 Westmead
    Farnborough, Hants,   England 
  • Authors:
    • ABELSON, P
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 211 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0 566 00267 1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM