This article examines the application of Benefit-Cost Analysis to public sector decision making, specifically in the area of transportation projects and to public choice in general. Section I discusses the theoretical problems in use of B/C as an efficiency measure while Section II (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and Section III (Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway) describe public project examples. Section IV reviews the issue of equity as a factor in B/C analysis. Section V presents conclusions regarding the use of B/C in public choice.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • SAGNER, J S
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00330155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM