101-0439-00L  Introduction to Economic Analysis - A Case Study Approach with Cost Benefit Analysis in Transport

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersK. W. Axhausen, R. Schubert
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractThe course presents cost benefit analysis and related evaluation methods in transport and introduces the survey methods used to derive the monetary values of non-market goods.
ObjectiveFamiliarity with the essential methods of project appraisal
ContentCost-Benefit-Analysis; multi-criteria analysis; European guidelines; stated response methods; travel cost approach and others; Valuation of travel time savings; valuation of traffic safety
Lecture notesHandouts
LiteratureVSS (2006) SN 640 820: Kosten-Nutzen-Analysen im Strassenverkehr, VSS, Zürich.

Boardman, A.E., D.H. Greenberg, A.R. Vining und D.L. Weimer (2001) Cost – Benefit – Analysis: Concepts and Practise, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River.

ecoplan and metron (2005) Kosten-Nutzen-Analysen im Strassenverkehr: Kommentar zu SN 640 820, UVEK, Bern.