The Discipline of Cost‐Benefit Analysis

@article{Sen2000TheDO,
  title={The Discipline of Cost‐Benefit Analysis},
  author={Amartya Sen},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={29},
  pages={931 - 952}
}
  • A. Sen
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Legal Studies
Cost‐benefit analysis is a general discipline, based on the use of some foundational principles, which are not altogether controversial, but have nevertheless considered plausibility. Divisiveness increases as various additional requirements are imposed. There is a trade‐off here between easier usability (through locked‐up formulae) and more general acceptability (through allowing parametric variations). The paper examines and scrutinizes the merits and demerits of these additional requirements… 
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