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.

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Valuing Health and Life Risks

The last few decades have seen major developments in the theory and practice of giving economic values to premature mortality and to morbidity. The traditional concept of a “value of a statistical life” remains valid but has been brought into question by analyses showing that, in rich countries, risk-reducing policies may alter life chances only moderately.

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