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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.
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of, pertaining to, or based on a cost-effective analysis.
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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.
The writer has highlighted the problem of secrecy of CPEC agreements and suggested that the State Bank of Pakistan and the finance ministry should conduct a cost-benefit analysis of these agreements.
She shows how political ambition depends on cost-benefit analysis and that young people have negative views of politics due to their perception of a lack of rewards.
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But, when it comes to investment decisions, economists focus on the most efficient use of resources, as revealed by cost-benefit analysis.
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(2012) evaluated the cost-benefit of CSP plants with TES, and the installation of TES proved to be a reliable option [11]; International Renewable Energy Agency (2014) pointed out that CSP plants with TES usually required higher costs but improved the capacity factor of CSP system, resulting in lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE, the discounted uniform unit cost of energy in the whole life-cycle) [12]; REN 21 (2015) believed that TES has a large cost-reduction potential and provides a perfect opportunity to overcome the impediment of high initial investment for CSP plants [13].
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.

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