373. BCA challenges: representing behaviour
Here is the second video extract from my workshop called “Benefit-Cost Analysis: Traps, Challenges and Best Practice” presented on 7 February 2022, as part of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference. It is about doing BCA for projects that rely on behavior change to deliver their benefits. How should this behaviour change be identified, quantified and represented in BCA?
In the talk, I cover behaviour change by the general public or businesses, and the behaviour of other organisations, such as government agencies. I discuss how to represent behaviour and its effect on benefits in the BCA, including the relationship between adoption and benefits and the relationship between time and adoption.
Like all of the presentations in this series, it draws on my 12-week online micro-credential course on Applied BCA. It is about 15 minutes long.
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