Course NA2009

Economic evaluation of public projects (Cost-Benefit Analysis)

7.5 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 3, 2021

This course aims to give the students knowledge about the economic welfare theory that is the basis for the use of CBA. The course starts with a discussion of welfare economics and its influence on the use of CBA. Moreover basic concepts such as Pareto optimality and social welfare functions are discussed. Thereafter various ways to measure the effects on producers, consumers and factor suppliers are introduced. The exercise that the students are expected to work with during the course is also handed out at this stage.
In the second half of the course the focus is on the practical problems that are connected to the use of CBA. In this part the effects of market interventions and market failures as well as uncertainty, lack of information and distributional aspects are discussed. Furthermore, the use of discounting as a way to account for the fact that benefits and cost occur at different periods in time is discussed.
Starts and ends:
wk3, 2021 - wk12, 2021
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Borlänge
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Normal
Language:
English
Other:
P: Course only offered as part of programme.
Entry Qualifications:
  • Introductory Macroeconomics - Undergraduate Course, 7,5 credits or equivalent knowledge
  • Microeconomics - Undergraduate Course 7,5 credits or equivalent knowledge
  • Statistics, 7.5 credits
Application Code:
HDA-V36NZ
Main field of study:
Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
13,875 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
13,875 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees: www.universityadmissions.se.