How (not) to Lie with Benefit-Cost Analysis

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Scott Farrow;
(2013)
  • Subject: benefit, cost, welfare.
    • jel: jel:H4 | jel:D6
    acm: ComputerApplications_COMPUTERSINOTHERSYSTEMS

Benefit-cost analysis is seen by some as a controversial activity in which the analyst can significantly bias the results. This note highlights some of the ways that analysts can "lie" in a benefit-cost analysis but more importantly, provides guidance on how not to lie ... View more
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