Publications – Books

  • The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

    The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

    by Richard L. Revesz and Michael A. Livermore | February 5th, 2013

    The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy examines how cost-benefit analysis can help developing and emerging countries confront the next generation of environmental and public-health challenges. Analysis in the book examines the growing reach of cost-benefit analysis; presents relevant case studies where cost-benefit analysis has been incorporated in the Americas, Africa, Middle East, and Asia; and includes a discussion on the conceptual and institutional issues that must be addressed when adopting cost-benefit analysis in developing and emerging countries. By providing both theoretical and practical discussion of this important new tool, this book makes a valuable contribution to the fields of environmental policy, development studies, and environmental law.

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  • Retaking Rationality

    Retaking Rationality

    How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health

    by Richard L. Revesz and Michael A. Livermore | April 22nd, 2008

    In Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health (Oxford University Press, 2008), Dean Richard L. Revesz and Michael A. Livermore argue for a more rational approach to cost-benefit analysis and regulation. They show how traditional cost-benefit analysis tends to overestimate costs and underestimate benefits, leading to less-than-optimal levels of regulation.

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