Purposeful Engineering Economics

Authors: Chadderton, Ronald A.

  • Facilitates understanding of the broader ramifications of planning processes undertaken by engineers
  • Demonstrates why the secondary effects of actions are often unanticipated and/or counterproductive
  • Adds a new perspective to the traditional study of “cash flow” analysis and engineering decision making
  • Neatly integrates real economic insights well-documented in the social science literature into the context of the traditional, quantitative engineering economics course
  • Features numerous cases studies analyzed by the author
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About this Textbook

Purposeful Engineering Economics stands as a unique and highly original complement to the traditional engineering economics curriculum. This primarily narrative text conveys the essence of an "Austrian" economic perspective on cash flow analysis and decision making in engineering without extensive tables and graphs and requires very little mathematics. The book’s objective is to add a new perspective to the usual study of cash flow analysis and solely econometric engineering decision making. The author draws on the methodology of the Austrian Economists—a school of economic thought that bases its study of economic phenomena on the interpretation and analysis of the purposeful actions of individuals. The book includes an array of illustrative case studies examined in detail by the author and emphasizes the importance of market processes and price signals to coordinate engineering plans.

About the authors

Dr. Ronald A. Chadderton is the Edward A. Daylor Professor and past chairman of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force before graduate work at Bucknell and Carnegie-Mellon Universities.  He was a faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University prior to Villanova.  His teaching interests include fluid mechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, and water and wastewater treatment. His research interests include hydraulic modelling, water quality, and assimilation capacity/wasteload allocation in streams.  His research has been supported by AWWA Research Foundation, Chesapeake Research Consortium, ASCE, EPA, PennDot, and the Sarah Scaife and Carthage Foundations.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 1-8

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  • The First Class: Subjective Value and Time Preference

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    Pages 9-12

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  • A Few Basic Concepts: Setting the Stage

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    Pages 13-16

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  • Price and Cost

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    Pages 17-25

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  • Equivalence

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    Pages 27-32

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eBook 39,26 €
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Hardcover 58,31 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-18847-8
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Softcover 48,58 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37535-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Purposeful Engineering Economics
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18848-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18848-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18847-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37535-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 100
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