Call for Application: A Course on Cost Benefit Analysis, Dec. 2013, Kathmandu


The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is organizing a three-day course designed for researchers who want to strengthen their skills in conducting cost-benefit analysis to analyze environmental issues in  Gokarna Forest Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal from 6th Dec. 2013 – 8th Dec. 2013.

This course covers the following topics:
1. Conceptual Foundations to Cost-Benefit Analysis. Project appraisal (social versus financial). Marginal Analyses. Ranking of alternatives and decision rules
2. Discounting future benefits and costs. Choice of discount rates. Social discount rate.
3. Practical issues – inflation, scale of the project, timing, aggregation, project closure, adjusting for distortions and taxes (shadow prices)
4. Dealing with Uncertainty: Expected Values, Simulations, and Sensitivity Analysis
5. Equity vs. Efficiency
6. Sustainability and Cost Benefit Analysis
7. Total Economic Value
8. Willingness to Pay vs. Willingness to Accept
9. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Class sessions combine lectures, discussion, class exercises, presentations, and interactive work. A high level…

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