Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment

Recent Developments

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This book presents an in-depth assessment of the most recent conceptual and methodological developments in cost-benefit analysis and the environment. It examines how costs and benefits are evaluated and given monetary value, how to take into account impacts on future generations and impacts of irreversible losses, and how to deal with equity and sustainability issues.

English Also available in: French

Total Economic Value

The notion of total economic value (TEV) provides an all-encompassing measure of the economic value of any environmental asset. It decomposes into use and non-use (or passive use) values, and further sub-classifications can be provided if needed. This chapter reviews this central concept which has been so important for properly understanding changes in well-being due to a project or policy that has environmental impacts.

English Also available in: French

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