Economic Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Development Projects

Dixon, John A et al
Publisher:  Earthscan
Year Published:  1991  
Pages:  160pp   Price:  $34.95   ISBN:  1-85383-015-1
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX4264

In this book, a group of analysts from the Asian Development Bank and from the East West Center propose a means of constructing useful economic evaluations of the impacts of development projects on the environments in which they are constructed. This study demands the systemic evaluation of all the intentional and unintentional consequences of development initiatives before they are enacted.

Abstract:  A group of economists and environmentalists from the East-West Center have brought together a number of accepted economic analytical techniques and demonstrate their applicability to the problem of unavoidable pollution and waste in development projects. The study demands the systematic evaluation of all the intentional and unintentional consequences of development initiatives before they are decided upon. By using case studies and by giving clear step-by-step accounts of these techniques, the authors provide a powerful and innovative tool for this purpose.