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Cost-benefit analyses

CPB uses cost-benefit analyses to evaluate projects: are the total benefits larger than the total costs? In other words: will the welfare for the society as a whole increase by realising the project.

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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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