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ECO360 Economic Evaluation (8)


Economic Evaluation comprises the techniques by which projects and programs are assessed for their economic desirability. The subject introduces students to these techniques: cost benefit analysis, cost effectiveness and cost utility analysis and multicriteria analysis. It considers the ethical issues raised by the use of economic evaluation for decisions about resource allocation, and the kinds of decisions for which each technique is appropriate.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Accounting and Finance

Assumed Knowledge

ECO110 and ECO120

Enrolment restrictions

Related subject(s)
ECO517 covers similar material at a higher level.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the ethical basis of using economic evaluation for making decisions;
* Be able to use the techniques of economic evaluation to make decisions;
* Be able to assess the uses and limitations of the techniques.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Scarcity and community welfare. The ethics of economic evaluation. Introduction to cost-benefit analysis. Non-market valuation. Allowing for differential timing Allowing for equity and sustainability. Critiquing a cost-benefit analysis. Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis Multicriteria analysis.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.