This book, first published in 1974, provides a comprehensive review of the application of economic concepts to the appraisal of transport systems. It presents the basic economic ideas underlying their application to transport appraisal. The exposition of these concepts links recent advances in economic theory to practical evaluation procedures. The bulk of the book is concerned with how the basic concepts may be put to use.

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Original Title

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Original Copyright

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chapter 1|11 pages


chapter 2|28 pages

Benefits to Transport Users

chapter 3|22 pages

Extensions of the User Benefit Measure

chapter 4|22 pages

Further Exploration of User Benefits

chapter 5|18 pages

Valuing Costs and Benefits: Method

chapter 6|23 pages

User Benefits: Empirical Aspects

chapter 7|18 pages

Non-User Costs and Benefits

chapter 8|21 pages

The Adjustment to Resource Costs

chapter 9|24 pages

Hie Use of Approximate Measures

chapter 10|33 pages

The Presentation of Costs and Benefits

chapter 11|11 pages

Cost-Benefit and Financial Measures

chapter 12|11 pages

The Context for Economic Appraisal