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Fall 2022 Sustainability Management PS5020 section 001

Call Number 13245
Day & Time
W 6:10pm-8:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Satyajit Bose
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This course is about cost-benefit analysis and the economic evaluations of policies and projects. Cost benefit analysis (CBA) consists of a comprehensive set of techniques used to evaluate government programs. It is now routinely applied in such program areas as transportation, water projects, health, training and education, criminal justice, environmental protection, urban policy and even in the international arena such as foreign direct investment. Many of the techniques of CBA can also be applied to private sector decision-making. The objective of CBA is to determine whether the benefits of a particular program, policy or decision outweigh its costs. The techniques used to determine this are sometimes quite simple, but on other, increasingly frequent occasions are highly sophisticated. Sophisticated cost benefit studies are based on a framework that utilizes the basic concepts of economic theory. In addition, statistical and econometric analyses are often needed to estimate program effects from diverse available data. The course has two parts: methodology and practice. The goal is for students to be practically adept to undertake an independent cost-benefit analysis.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Management
Enrollment 35 students (35 max) as of 5:07PM Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Status Full
Subject Sustainability Management
Number PS5020
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223SUMA5020K001

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