Additional Issues in Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • Magnus Johannesson
Part of the Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy book series (HEPP, volume 4)


In this chapter we deal with two additional issues concerning the estimation of costs and benefits. The first issue is how to adjust benefits and costs according to their timing (i.e. the discounting of costs and benefits) and the second issue is how to deal with taxes in a cost-benefit analysis.


Interest Rate Discount Rate Time Preference Real Interest Rate Real Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magnus Johannesson
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  1. 1.Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden

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