Economic Investment Appraisal -- Project Topics 2006, Term 4

Submit a two-page proposal -- who? what? importance? how? data? -- by Thursday November 2nd. 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.

Ashley &
Widening the Panama Canal
GeethaSydney's New Year's Eve fireworks
ShihanthaThe costs of hand-luggage restrictions SYD-LAX
& Carlos
A framework for assessing a new casino proposal in Las Vegas
SeanThe costs of a BSE outbreak in Australia
& Shobhit
Legalizing prostitution in the U.S.

For Notes on Writing and the maximum length of the project, Look here!
For guidelines on the evaluation of the project, Look here.

Last Updated 31 October 2006
Robert Marks,