The Economics of Evaluating Water Projects

Hydroelectricity Versus Other Uses

Authors: Johansson, Per-Olov, Kriström, Bengt

  • Provides a manual for the evaluation of regulations/reregulations of rivers
  • Undertakes a step-by-step cost-benefit analysis that easily is replicated in other studies
  • Provides a more extensive stochastic sensitivity analysis than previous evaluations
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About this book

This book presents research on a kind of water use conflicts that is becoming more and more common and important: How to best manage moving water in times of increasing demand for electricity as well as environmental services. How should decisions be made between water use for electricity generation or for environmental and recreational benefits? The authors develop a simple general equilibrium model of a small open economy which is used to derive a cost-benefit rule that can be used to assess projects that divert water from electricity generation to recreational and other uses (or vice versa). The cost-benefit rule is then applied to the specific case of a proposed change at a Swedish hydropower plant. The book provides a manual for the evaluation of river regulations which can easily be replicated in other studies.

About the authors

Per-Olov Johansson is Professor emeritus in economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. He has held a professorship (II) in health economics at the department of Economics at the University of Oslo and a professorship in resource and environmental economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå. He has published more than 10 books internationally and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters.

Bengt Kriström is Professor of Resource Economics (SLU-Umeå) and Research Director, CERE, Sweden. His research is widely cited (top 1000 economists according to a 2002 compilation) and includes 50+ papers and 10 books. He has been a consultant to several international organizations, including the OECD and, at numerous occasions, the Swedish Government. He has organized the Ulvön international Conference on Environmental Economics since 1993.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Johansson, Per-Olov (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Origins of CBA of Water Use Conflicts

    Johansson, Per-Olov (et al.)

    Pages 7-17

  • A Simple Cost-Benefit Rule

    Johansson, Per-Olov (et al.)

    Pages 19-27

  • The Main Items in the Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Johansson, Per-Olov (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • Towards Empirical Measurement of Externalities

    Johansson, Per-Olov (et al.)

    Pages 43-68

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43205-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Evaluating Water Projects
Book Subtitle
Hydroelectricity Versus Other Uses
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-27670-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27670-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-27669-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43205-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 138
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