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Distributionally Weighted Cost-Benefit Analysis: From Theory to Practice

In CBA practices around the world, benefits are valued regardless of to whom they accrue. This disregards basic economic principles, like declining marginal utility of income, or inequality aversion. This paper argues that if redistribution matters, net benefits must be aggregated using a distributionally weighted CBA.

CPB Discussion Paper 364 | 10 October 2017

24 pages | pdf document, 1.4 MB

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General Guidance for Cost-Benefit Analysis

Government policy is about making choices. Policy measures often have many different effects and the numerous different advantages and disadvantages of these effects have to be weighed up before a decision can be made.

CPB Book 10 | 18 June 2015

184 pages | pdf document, 4.5 MB

ISBN 978-90-5833-619-4 | Go to publication

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