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Cost-Benefit Analysis - ECO00009I

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Miss Khushboo Surana
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

To aid students understanding of the principles and application of CBA by researchers and governments.
In particular, students will be introduced to appropriate analytical frameworks to:

  • Appreciate recent theoretical debate
  • Evaluate empirical evidence
  • Contribute to the current policy debate

Module learning outcomes

To understand the basic principles and introductory application of CBA by researchers and governments, including:

  • Undertaking an elementary cost-benefit analysis in the appraisal of, for example, transport networks, environmental damage.
  • Appreciating the techniques used to value goods and services for which markets may not exist (for example pollution, free access facilities, healthcare)
  • Policy evaluation

This is a second year applied economics course, students should have already successfully completed Economics 1 or the equivalent.


Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : Cost Benefit Analysis
2 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Closed exam : Cost Benefit Analysis
2 hours 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be returned to students in accordance with University guidelines.

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