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The Resource The Infrastructure We Ride On : Decision Making in Transportation Investment, by Joseph Berechman, (electronic resource)

The Infrastructure We Ride On : Decision Making in Transportation Investment, by Joseph Berechman, (electronic resource)

Label
The Infrastructure We Ride On : Decision Making in Transportation Investment
Title
The Infrastructure We Ride On
Title remainder
Decision Making in Transportation Investment
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph Berechman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the various economic and institutional factors that explain why huge investments are made in unworthy transportation mega-projects in the US and other countries. It is based on research, the general literature, economic analyses, and results from a specifically collected database showing that a significant proportion of implemented mega-projects have been found to be inferior ex-ante or incapable of delivering the returns they promised ex-post. Transportation infrastructure and other public investments of a similar scope (“mega-projects”) reflect public sector priorities and objectives, non-pecuniary as well as financial constraints, and a range of decision-making processes. This book describes how decisions made in the public sector with respect to transportation infrastructure investments are affected by the large populations and territories they serve, the estimation of the substantial opportunity costs they entail, the formal procedures instituted for quantitatively appraising projected outcomes and monetary returns, and the political environment in which these decisions are made.--
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Berechman, Joseph
Image bit depth
0
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks.
  • Springer eBooks
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  • Public policy
  • Public finance
Label
The Infrastructure We Ride On : Decision Making in Transportation Investment, by Joseph Berechman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74606-7
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Infrastructure Needs and Reality -- 3. The Dubious Status of Formal Project Evaluation Procedures -- 4. Inferior and Unworthy Transportation Mega-Projects -- 5. Inaccuracies in Cost and Demand Forecasts -- 6. Mega-Project History and Decision-Making -- 7. Interest Groups: Advocacy and Opposition -- 8. The Decisive Role of Project Funding -- 9. Overseeing Institutions -- 10. Alternative Decision Criteria: Equity, Economic Development, and Environmental Externalities -- 11. Why Unworthy Mega-Projects?
Control code
978-3-319-74606-7
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 194 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319746067
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-74606-7
Other physical details
9 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1031706372
Label
The Infrastructure We Ride On : Decision Making in Transportation Investment, by Joseph Berechman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74606-7
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Infrastructure Needs and Reality -- 3. The Dubious Status of Formal Project Evaluation Procedures -- 4. Inferior and Unworthy Transportation Mega-Projects -- 5. Inaccuracies in Cost and Demand Forecasts -- 6. Mega-Project History and Decision-Making -- 7. Interest Groups: Advocacy and Opposition -- 8. The Decisive Role of Project Funding -- 9. Overseeing Institutions -- 10. Alternative Decision Criteria: Equity, Economic Development, and Environmental Externalities -- 11. Why Unworthy Mega-Projects?
Control code
978-3-319-74606-7
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 194 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319746067
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-74606-7
Other physical details
9 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1031706372

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