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Noun1.cost-benefit analysis - an analysis of the cost effectiveness of different alternatives in order to see whether the benefits outweigh the costs
analytic thinking, analysis - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
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cost-benefit analysis

[ˌkɒstˌbenəfɪtəˈnæləsɪs] Nanálisis m coste-beneficio or (LAm) costo-beneficio
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They cannot see the future and it is to be expected that their cost-benefit analyses will not always prove accurate.
This book will be useful to students and practitioners in the fields of health economics and public policy, as well as any one intreated in learning about cost-benefit analyses in an application driven manner.
26) In part, we sought to support protection-oriented groups that decided to participate meaningfully in debates over cost-benefit analyses.
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.
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.
Industry favors such analysis; environmentalists, arguing that environmental factors are often undervalued in cost-benefit analyses, oppose its use.
GPO partially followed leading practices for capital decision making during analyses of options that it conducted in 2005 and 2008, but it did not conduct cost-benefit analyses that explored a full range of options for obtaining a new facility.
Cost-benefit analyses aren't done more often because they serve a very limited purpose, and even then only if they're done well.
Thus, decisionmakers are instructed to consider a broad range of equity and other factors when applying the results of cost-benefit analyses.
Given the cost-benefit analyses presented in the paper, the best option for Northwestern Ontario would appear to be a move towards regional government.
Economic payoffs Cost-benefit analyses compared measurable benefits--such as reductions in crime costs, public school costs and welfare spending; and participants' increases in earnings and taxes paid on earnings--to total program cost.
In addition to creating the structure, FXFOWLE wrote tenant guidelines for everything from layout and materials for interior construction to energy cost-benefit analyses and instructions on the building's integrated recycling system.

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