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A list of key readings about Cost-benefit analysis.
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  • Adler, Matthew D and Posner, Eric A: Rethinking Cost-Benefit Analysis, Yale Law Journal, Vol. 109, 1999[1] (Questia members)
  • Hammond, Richard J Convention and Limitation in Benefit-cost Analysis, Food Research Institute, Stanford University, 1966
  • Layard, Richard Layard and Glaister, Stephen : Cost-benefit analysis, Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • E J Mishan: Cost-benefit analysis, Unwin University Books, 1971
  • Sven Ove Hansson: "Philosophical Problems In Cost–Benefit Analysis", in Economics and Philosophy, 23 , pp 163-183, Cambridge University Press, 2007[2] (abstract}
  • Richardson, Jeff and McKie, John: The Impossibility of an Ideal Metric for Health Service Benefit Measurement, Monash University Center for Health Economics, 2009[3]
  • Walker, Stuart and Rosser, Rachel (eds): Quality of Life Assessment: Key Issues in the 1990s, Kluwer, 1993[4] (Google books abstracts)
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment: Recent Developments, OECD 2006[5]


  • Little, I.M.D., and. Mirrlees, J.A: Project Appraisal and Planning for Developing Countries, Basic Books, 1974
  • Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government, HM Treasury, 2003 [6]
  • Bin Jalaludin, Glenn Salkeld, Geoff Morgan, Tom Beer, Yasir Bin Nisar: A Methodology for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Ambient Air Pollution Health Impacts, Commonwealth of Australia 2008[7]. Includes a clear and thorough review of theory and practice of CBA in general.
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis, Federal Highway Administration, US Department of Transportation. [8].
  • COBA 11 User Manual, UK Department for Transport, [9].
  • Feasibility, Alternatives, and Cost/Benefit Analysis Guide, US Department of Health and Human Services, July 1993 [10]
  • Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses, US Environmental Protection Agency[11].
  • Guide to Cost-benefit Analysis Investment Projects, (by the Structural Fund-ERDF, Cohesion Fund and ISPA), European Commission[12].
  • Guy Hutton and Eva Rehfuess: Guidelines for Conducting Cost–benefit Analysis of Household Energy and Health Interventions, World Health Organisation, 2006 [13]
  • Handbook of Cost Benefit Analysis, Australian Government 2010[14].
  • Principles for Cost Benefit Analysis, UK Health and Safety Executive [15].