SELECTED METHODS OF ANALYSIS FOR URBAN ECONOMIC PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA: COMMENTARY ON REGIONAL ECONOMIC ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS, BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS AND STATISTICAL DECISION THEORY

SELECTED FRAMEWORKS AND METHODS OF ANALYSIS USEFUL IN CONNECTION WITH URBAN ECONOMIC PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ARE DISCUSSED. ONE SECTION DEALS WITH A SUGGESTED REGIONAL ECONOMIC ACCOUNTING SYSTEM FOR PENNSYLVANIA AND THE OTHER WITH A COMBINATION OF BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS AND MODERN STATISTICAL DECISION THEORY AS A FORMAL METHOD OF ANALYSIS FOR THE APPRAISAL OF GOVERNMENTAL INVESTMENT PROJECTS. A POSSIBLE ANALYTICAL AND SPATIAL FRAMEWORK FOR AN ACCOUNTING SYSTEM IS SUGGESTED. EMPHASIS IS UPON A CONSISTENT, DOUBLE ACCOUNTING FRAMEWORK CLEARLY DEPICTING THE INTERACTION OF THE SECTORS OF ECONOMY AND THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF THE REGIONAL ECONOMY AND THE 'REST OF THE WORLD'. SOME PIONEERING STUDIES OF BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS IN URBAN DECISION-MAKING CONTEXTS ARE EXAMINED. AN EXPOSITORY ILLUSTRATION IS GIVEN OF THE USE OF STATISTICAL DECISION THEORY IN A PROBLEM IN THE FIELD OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 65 Pp, 4 TaB
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania Department of Internal Affairs

    Harrisburg, PA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hamburg, M
    • Langford, T W
  • Publication Date: 1964-2

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  • Accession Number: 00201387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1971 12:00AM