Economic Analysis of Energy Investments

  • Subhes C. Bhattacharyya


This unit introduces the concept of economic analysis of an investment project and highlights the differences between the economic and financial analyses of investments. It also introduces the commonly used indicators for project investment analysis and the basics of risk analysis.


Discount Rate Cash Flow Unskilled Worker Payback Period Energy Project 
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  1. ADB (1997) Guidelines for the economic analysis of projects. Asian Development Bank, ManilaGoogle Scholar
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Further Reading

  1. Birol F (2005) The investment implications of global energy trends. Oxford Rev Econ Policy 21(1):145–153 (Access to PDF file through DU Library)Google Scholar
  2. Brent RJ (1998) Cost-benefit analysis for developing countries. Edward Elgar, CheltenhamGoogle Scholar
  3. McNutt PA (1996) The economics of public choice. Edward Elgar, CheltenhamGoogle Scholar
  4. Peacock A (1979) The economic analysis of government and related themes. Martin Robinson, OxfordGoogle Scholar
  5. Pearce DW (1986) Cost benefit analysis. Macmillan, London, pp 1–21Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral, Law and PolicyUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK

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