Cost-Benefit Analysis

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the principles of cost-benefit analysis, in order to understand the financial and economic appraisal and evalutaion of publicly-funded projects.
Expected learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course the student will possess the theoretical basis and terminology of
cost benefit analysis for the evaluation of public projects.
The student will be able to understand the economic evaluation problems of public projects,
both through the reading and interpretation of graphical analyses, data tables and cost benefit
analysis reports of funded projects.
Furthermore, the student will be able to compute the main indicators used in cost benefit analysis.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second trimester
Course syllabus
Students should consult the course's Ariel page at the beginning of the lessons for the final version of the detailed program. The program in Ariel is the official one that should be considered when studting for the exam.

General principles
Financial analysis
Economic analysis
Risk analysis
Esamples and applications
Prerequisites for admission
As indicated by the general rules of M
Teaching methods
Lessons and
Teaching Resources
*Main reference:
Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects. Economic appraisal tool for Cohesion Policy 2014-2020
*Additional required readings will be suggested in class and listed on the course's Ariel page.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination consists of questions and exercises similar to those seen in class.
In addition to the final exam, attending students will work on an individual or group report with presentation in the classroom on topics relating to the course. More details will be available on the Ariel page of the course and will provided at the beginning of the lessons.
SECS-P/03 - PUBLIC ECONOMICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
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