Atif Ansar

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Programme Director, MSc in Major Programme Management

Park End Street

Oxford, OX1 1HP

Great Britain

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Scholarly Papers (9)

1.

Should We Build More Large Dams? The Actual Costs of Hydropower Megaproject Development

Energy Policy, March 2014, pp.1-14.
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 11 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2014
University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Saïd Business School and University of Oxford - Department of Statistics
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Large hydropower dams, Schedule & cost estimates, Cost benefit forecasting, Reference class forecasting, Outside view

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Big is Fragile: An Attempt at Theorizing Scale

Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier, and Daniel Lunn, 2017, "Big Is Fragile: An Attempt at Theorizing Scale," in Bent Flyvbjerg, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management (Oxford: Oxford University Press), Chapter 4, pp. 60-95.
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 04 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 29 May 2017
University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Saïd Business School and University of Oxford - Department of Statistics
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Megaprojects, megaproject management, project management, fragility, scaling, economies of scale, cost overruns, schedule overruns, benefit shortfalls, cost-benefit analysis, welfare economics, debt management, large dams, hydroelectricity

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Does Infrastructure Investment Lead to Economic Growth or Economic Fragility? Evidence from China

Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier, and Daniel Lunn, 2016, 'Does Infrastructure Investment Lead to Economic Growth or Economic Fragility? Evidence from China,' Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 32, no. 3, autumn, pp. 360–390. DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grw022.
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2016
University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Saïd Business School and University of Oxford - Department of Statistics
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infrastructure, economic growth, fragility, investment theory, China, transport, cost overruns, benefit shortfalls, cost–benefit analysis, optimism bias

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Five Things You Should Know about Cost Overrun

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 118, December 2018, pp. 174-190
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Oct 2018
University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Saïd Business School, Aalborg University, University of Oxford - Said Business School, The University of Sydney, Independent, Aalborg Municipality, The University of Sydney, University of Oxford - Department of Statistics, Delft University of Technology - Department of Transport and Logistics, Independent, University of Oxford and Delft University of Technology
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cost overrun, cost underestimation, cost forecasting, root causes of cost overrun, behavioral science, optimism bias, strategic misrepresentation, delusion, deception, moral hazard, agency, reference class forecasting, de-biasing

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Big Is Fragile: Why the UK Government Should Not Approve the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

Petroleum Review, Vol. 70, No. 834, pp. 37-40, July 2016
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 06 Sep 2016
Atif Ansar and Bent Flyvbjerg
University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Nuclear Power, Energy, Finance, Economics, Investment Fragility, Viability

Damming the Rivers of the Amazon Basin

Nature, Vol. 546, p. 363–369, June 2017 DOI:10.1038/nature22333
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
University of Texas at Austin, Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Texas A&M University, University of Arizona, National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), Texas A&M University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), Duke University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, Federal University of Amazonas - UFAM, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista (State of Sao Paulo University)
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Damming the Rivers of the Amazon Basin

Edgardo M. Latrubesse, Eugenio Y. Arima, Thomas Dunne, Edward Park, Victor R. Baker, Fernando M. d’Horta, Charles Wight, Florian Wittmann, Jansen Zuanon, Paul A. Baker, Camila C. Ribas, Richard B. Norgaard, Naziano Filizola, Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg & Jose C. Stevaux (2017).
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
University of Texas at Austin, Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Texas A&M University, University of Arizona, National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), University of Texas at Austin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), Duke University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, Federal University of Amazonas - UFAM, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Oxford - Said Business School and UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista (State of Sao Paulo University)
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Banking Sector Restructuring Program in Kazakhstan – BTA Bank JSC

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 May 2015 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2015
Atif Ansar and Ariell Ahearn
University of Oxford - Said Business School and Oxford University
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Bank restructuring, sovereign-debt crisis, financial crisis, sovereign default, Kazakhstan

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Ending the Flood of Megadams

Bent Flyvbjerg and Atif Ansar, 2014, "Ending the Flood of Megadams," The Wall Street Journal, March 18.
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 Jan 2016
Bent Flyvbjerg and Atif Ansar
University of Oxford - Said Business School and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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energy policy, energy planning, dams, hydroelectric power, development policy, development planning, management, planning

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The Fate of Ideals in the Real World: A Long View on Philip Selznick's Classic on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

International Journal of Project Management, Forthcoming
Posted: 27 Sep 2017
Atif Ansar
University of Oxford - Said Business School

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TVA and the Grass Roots, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Philip Selznick, Social Ideals, Temporary Organizations, Megaprojects, Institutional Theory, Goal Displacement, Values Depletion, Outputs versus Outcomes