Mar 21, 2023  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2022-23
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ECON 5710 - Cost Benefit Analysis

A systematic treatment of all the concepts underlying benefit cost analysis combined with hands on experience in using cost benefit analysis to evaluate actual public projects.

Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Learning how to apply cost benefit analysis in the special cases of developing countries.
  • Learning how to use shadow prices from secondary sources to value life,crime,recreation, and pollution.
  • Learning to make proper valuations of inputs throught opportunity costs and outcomes through properly measuring willingness to pay.
  • Learning to use discounting to compare benefits and cost occurring during different time periods.
  • Learning to use spreadsheets in calculating a cost benefit analysis.

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