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(Accounting & Book-keeping) denoting or relating to a method of assessing a project that takes into account its costs and its benefits to society as well as the revenue it generates: a cost-benefit analysis; the project was assessed on a cost-benefit basis.


of, pertaining to, or based on a cost-effective analysis.
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Over the past several decades we have put a great deal of hope in policy analysis, specifically cost-benefit analysis, as a means of improving regulatory decisions.
This work constructs a framework of a decision support system which includes fleet investment decision model and cost-benefit analysis model within a multi-criteria decision analysis module.
Contractor is responsible for the preparation of road development funded wholly or in part selected by the customer from EU funds (motorways, main roads and / or by road) and railway development projects, major projects, cost-benefit analysis (CBA) (major project under Article 39 of Regulation 1083/2006 / EC a project that the net investment cost of 50 million euros was greater than), and road development designated by the customer (motorways, main roads and / or by road) and railway development projects and major projects to the existing cost-benefit analysis (CBA) review of the economic costs and benefits analysis and preparation of financial analysis (CBA closing).
A cost-benefit analysis in 2007 by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy revealed that "youth who participated in Scared Straight programs were more likely to commit new crimes than those who did not participate," according to one of the researchers.
Writing for the majority, Scalia said the new rules violated federal law because the EPA decided to regulate the emissions without first completing a cost-benefit analysis.
Beginning with the first issue, both Coates and Cox largely agree that policy decisions about financial regulation should be made using what Coates refers to as "conceptual cost-benefit analysis (CBA).
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Health Care Evaluations, 2nd Edition
First, should the government use cost-benefit analysis instead of alternative risk management frameworks?
Aberconwy Conservative MP Guto Bebb said the full impact of Llandudno station's refurbishment on the local economy could not have been predicted by a cost-benefit analysis.
Rules associated with cost-benefit analyses take the longest to review, and longer review times often mean the final rules are less stringent than the ones proposed initially.
Lomborg also said focusing on reducing chronic hunger in preschool children gives a lot of "bang for the buck'' when a cost-benefit analysis is applied.
States that use cost-benefit analyses tend to make better investments of public dollars by identifying programs and policies that deliver high returns, a new study has found.

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