Mega Delusional: The Curse of the Megaproject

New Scientist, pp. 28-29.

3 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2013 Last revised: 14 Jan 2014

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Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford - Said Business School; IT University of Copenhagen; St Anne's College, University of Oxford

Date Written: December 2, 2013

Abstract

As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, money has become a key issue. Infrastructure work is expected to cost a budget busting $14.5 billion for each. In a show of outrage, Brazilians rioted, angered at the rising cost and scandals of these megaprojects among other things.

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Suggested Citation

Flyvbjerg, Bent, Mega Delusional: The Curse of the Megaproject (December 2, 2013). New Scientist, pp. 28-29., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2369295

Bent Flyvbjerg (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Oxford
Great Britain

IT University of Copenhagen ( email )

Copenhagen
Denmark

St Anne's College, University of Oxford ( email )

Oxford
United Kingdom

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