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Title Economic Analysis of Investment Operations : Analytical Tools and Practical Applications
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 264 pages) : illustrations
Series WBI development studies
WBI development studies.
World Bank e-Library.
Contents An Overview of Economic Analysis -- The Economic Setting -- Rationale for Public Sector Involvement -- Questions That Economic Analysis Should Answer -- Conceptual Framework -- Economic Opportunity Costs -- Risk Analysis -- The Process of Economic Analysis -- Transparency -- Consideration of Alternatives -- With and Without Comparisons -- Private Sector Counterfactual -- Separable Components -- Getting the Flows Right: Identifying Costs and Benefits -- Cash Flow Analysis -- Sunk Costs -- Interest Payments and Repayment of Principal -- Interest during Construction -- Physical Contingencies -- Transfer Payments -- Donations and Contributions in Kind -- The China Agricultural Support Services Project: An Example -- Externalities -- Consumer Surplus -- Getting Prices Right -- Numeraire and Price Level -- Economic Analysis and Inflation -- Financial Analysis and Inflation: A Digression -- Market Prices versus Economic Costs -- Valuation of Inputs and Outputs -- Tradable and Nontradable Goods -- Valuation of Tradable Goods -- Shadow Exchange Rate -- Premium on Foreign Exchange -- Other Sources of Premiums -- Valuation of Nontradable Goods and Services -- Marginal Cost of Public Funds -- Valuing Environmental Externalities -- Environmental Externalities -- Project Boundaries and Time Horizon -- Valuation of Environmental Impacts -- Preventing and Mitigating Environmental Impacts -- Cost-Effectiveness -- Relating Costs to Benefits: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis -- Assessing Unit Costs
Summary Annotation Comprehensive framework for the quantitative evaluation of development projects with case studies in transportation, health, and education. Presents general principles and methodologies including quantitative risk analysis. Explains how to apply quantitative analysis from multiple perspectives, including those of the private and public sectors, bankers, and the country as a whole
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-257) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Economic development projects -- Evaluation.
Form Electronic book
Author Belli, Pedro.
ISBN 0821348507