Basic Cost Benefit Analysis for Assessing Local Public Projects, Second Edition


Cost benefit analysis is often expected or required for government projects. On the state and local level, the technique is useful for assessing the worthiness of a specific policy proposal. The accounting and analysis of large scale technical projects require specialized training; in this manual, we offer a non-theoretical introduction to CBA, accessible to readers without an advanced statistical or economic background. The book is designed as a how-to primer in the basics of CBA for local officials who actually evaluate proposals or merely interpret reports using cost benefit analysis. A Reference List is provided for further study.


About the Author(s)

Barry P. Keating

Dr. Barry P. Keating is professor of business economics at the University of Notre Dame. He received a BBA (University of Notre Dame) an MA (Lehigh University), and PhD (University of Notre Dame). Pro…

Maryann O. Keating

Barry P. Keating, PhD is Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in understanding how not-for-profit organizations function. He has done extensive work in bu…

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May 22, 2017





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