An introduction to making calculated choices

  • Michiel S. de Vries


This chapter introduces the book and discusses the merits of impact assessments. After articulating the general objectives and discussing a simple example, a comparison will be made between the impact assessment model and classic cost-benefit analysis. In addition, the model will be positioned within the framework of evaluation research, given that impact assessments are in fact a form of multi-criteria evaluation. Finally, the steps of the model will be dealt with.


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© Michiel S. de Vries 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michiel S. de Vries
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  1. 1.Department of Political and Administrative SciencesFree University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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