Project Evaluation

Collected Papers

Arnold C. Harberger

Arnold C. Harberger

337 pages | © 1976
Paper $42.50 ISBN: 9780226315935 Published July 1976 For sale in USA only
These essays by the distinguished economist Arnold C. Harberger cover the theory of project evaluation and its applications, with emphasis on public-sector investments designed to promote economic development.
Contents
Preface
1. Techniques of Project Appraisal
2. Survey of Literature on Cost-Benefit Analysis for Industrial Project Evaluation
3. On Discount Rates for Cost-Benefit Analysis
4. On Measuring the Social Opportunity Cost of Public Funds
5. Professor Arrow on the Social Discount Rate
6. On Estimating the Rate of Return to Capital in Colombia
7. On Measuring the Social Opportunity Cost of Labor
8. Investment in Men versus Investment in Machines: The Case of India
9. Marginal Cost Pricing and Social Investment Criteria for Electricity Undertakings
10. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Transportation Projects
11. Costs and Benefits of the Ullum Dam Project: An Analytical Framework and an Empirical Exploration (with Lucio G. Reca and Juan A. Zapata)
12. Issues Concerning Capital Assistance to Less-Developed Countries
Index
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