Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Transportation: Practices, Problems, and Proposals

13 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2007

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Robert J. Eger

Georgia State University - Department of Public Administration & Urban Studies

Amanda L. Wilsker

Georgia State University

Abstract

Cost effective analysis (CEA) is used frequently in health and other fields in which controlled experiments are possible. The problem is, however, that for many activities that are outsourced in infrastructure finance, we have no comparison groups, and when comparison groups are present, we have no data on quality, presenting any interested researcher or decision maker with some serious dilemmas. In this article we establish some basic guidelines for the collection and use of quality data, and associate these with our own errors in attempting CEA with a lack of an existing quality measure.

Suggested Citation

Eger, Robert J. and Wilsker, Amanda L., Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Transportation: Practices, Problems, and Proposals. Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 104-116, Spring 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=961962 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5850.2007.00871.x

Robert J. Eger (Contact Author)

Georgia State University - Department of Public Administration & Urban Studies ( email )

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
United States

Amanda L. Wilsker

Georgia State University ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30303
United States

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