The Economics and Cost Benefit of Analysis Services — The Case of Information Analysis Centers

  • Robert M. Mason
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)


The purpose of this paper is to indicate current approaches and limitations to economic analyses of information services. The paper reviews relevant findings of recent research and discusses the economic and policy issues associated with the financing of information services. The paper examines the case of Information Analysis Centers (IAC’s), specialized centers which provide information services characterized by data evaluation, analysis, and synthesis in a specialized field.


Information Service Potential User Supply Curve Private Benefit Total Benefit 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Mason
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  1. 1.Metrics, Inc.AtlantaUSA

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