Economic Investment Appraisal -- Possible Project Topics

Submit a two-page proposal -- who? what? importance? how? data? -- Proposal not assessed.

Note: the term project is an exercise -- an opportunity for you to demonstrate an ability to apply some (but not all) of the tools from class; the final numbers are not as important as how you derive them. (The real world is not as cut-and-dried as classroom exercises.)

Try to get firm figures for at least one side of the costs and benefits; then use this as a benchmark to argue whether the project is NPV-positive or -negative from a CBA perspective.

mass eventssporting--Olympics, Grand Prix, World Cup
culture--Three Tenors, biennale, opera, etc
local developmentsindustrial works
retail malls
factory closures
new regulation ofroad transport--speed limits, mandatory GPS
medical services--advertising, insurance
new taxes on congestion
toll roads
social costs of diseaseAIDS
hep C
sporting code regulation -- draft, salary caps
team location
infrastructure locationairport
wind farm
new transportroads
transport modes -- the monorail, the VFT
new technology supermarket barcodes

Last Updated 18 October 2006
Robert Marks,