Cost Considerations in Policy Analysis.

by Gene Fisher

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Assesses the current state of cost considerations in policy analysis in terms of treatment of issues and problems in three major areas: economic costs, noneconomic costs, and distributional effects. The context for the discussion is policy choices regarding alternative regional transportation systems for the late 1980s and early 1990s. Finally, the implications of the three major areas for synthesizing study results and presenting them to policy makers are discussed. 10 pp. Ref.

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