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382. BCA challenges: Who benefits? Who pays?

Here is the fifth 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 how to address the distribution of benefits and costs amongst stakeholders. 

In this extract from the workshop, I talk about the two main approaches that have been proposed for representing the distribution of benefits and costs amongst stakeholders in a BCA. One is to apply weights to the benefits and costs depending on which group in society they accrue to. This is rarely done in practice. The other is to provide tables and graphs that show which stakeholders or groups receive how much of each type of benefit and pay how much of the costs. This is often helpful to decision makers and should be considered part of a best-practice approach.

Like all of the presentations in this series, it draws on my 12-week online micro-credential course on Applied BCA. This video is about 7  minutes long.

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