Cost Benefit Analysis

Report

6 Feb 2019

This study into the role of social housing as essential infrastructure assessed evaluation tools and techniques needed to enable investment by government. Cost-benefit analyses and business case preparation provide a means to quantify productivity, while the broader range of societal outcomes also needs to be...

Journal article

8 Aug 2018

This paper applies cost–benefits analysis (CBA) and transaction cost (TC) theory to systematically evaluate the costs and benefits of implementing the green building economic incentives, with focused study on the Gross Floor Area (GFA) Concession Scheme in Hong Kong. The data of costs and benefits...

Conference paper

7 Jun 2018

The recent European energy proposals for the revision of the Energy Efficiency and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directives emphasize the importance of driving investments into the renovation of building stocks and stimulating retrofitting demand. Moreover, the ambitious targets on Green House Gas’ abatement and...

Report

10 Apr 2018

Governments are the main audience for economic modelling, largely because of their role in making investments on behalf of taxpayers. As such, the public service plays a key role in influencing the behaviour of economic modellers and consequently the quality of information modellers provide to...

Working paper

7 Sep 2017

This paper estimates an Inequality Deflator for the Australian economy, which represents the distributional trade-offs that exist within the current tax and transfer system.

Presentation

28 Aug 2017

Slide presentation about smart energy policy for environment, security and efficiency. The presentation discusses economic signals, performance standards and support for research and development.

Report

NZIER report to the Employers and Manufacturers Association, Infrastructure New Zealand, Auckland International Airport Ltd, Ports of Auckland Ltd, National Road Carriers Association
3 Aug 2017

Takes a detailed look at the social and economic costs of congestion to Auckland’s lifestyle and economy.

Working paper

1 Jul 2017

This paper applies the concept of an Inequality Deflator to evaluate the relative value of capital versus individual income. As the shareholders of businesses are typically higher income earners than the average person (and the typical consumer), money transferred to business owners or shareholders will,...

Report

29 Jun 2017

Several standards regarding energy consumption have emerged in the last decade, defining increasing requirements, and culminating with the recent emergence of the “nearly zero energy” buildings concept, as described in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive1. However, these standards are mainly focused on new buildings...

Article

24 Jan 2017

This article is part of our Urban Expeditions series, an initiative made possible by a grant from United Technologies to the National Geographic Society. As the world’s urban population expands, architects and planners are mapping out ways to make cities more sustainable. Cities produce a...

Report

11 Dec 2016

Cannabis has been consumed in Queensland in large amounts for many decades. However, consuming cannabis for recreational purposes is currently illegal. Queensland has the highest number of cannabis related arrests of any Australian state or territory, including for the past 15 years, with 23,850 arrests...

Journal article

10 Oct 2016

Regulations governing the energy efficiency of new buildings have become a cornerstone of US environmental policy. California enacted the first such codes in 1978 and has tightened them every few years since. I evaluate the resulting energy savings three ways: comparing energy used by houses...

Blog post

1 Apr 2016

Green building is cost-effective

1. Upfront investment in green building makes properties more valuable, with an average expected increase in value of 4 percent. By virtue of lowered maintenance and energy costs the return on investment from green building is rapid: green retrofit projects...

Report

5 Dec 2014

This report is a collaboration between Volunteering Tasmania and the Institute of Project Management (IPM). It uses IPM's Model of Value Creation to locate the discrete values of volunteering activity and, for the first time, illustrate the dynamic ways in which they interact.

The...

Report

27 Aug 2014

Provides analysis of the costs and benefits of increased access to very high‐speed broadband, arguing that while there are net benefits to that increased access, they will only be realised by efficient investment, operation and pricing.

Overview

This report presents the results...

Report

26 Oct 2011

Governments are struggling to meet the rising demand for secondary education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where there are enough school places for just 36% of children of age to enrol. Girls face the greatest barriers as the gender gap widens across the region, according to...

Journal article

14 Jul 2010

This article examines the government tax expenditures related to owner-occupied housing, particularly as they compare to non-owner-occupied housing, and discusses the issues involved in modelling and analysing these expenditures. The approach used considers various aspects of owner-occupied housing, including capital gains, imputed rent, interest deductions,...

Report

23 Jun 2007

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ Office of the ASCC commissioned the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research to conduct research on disability and employment under the Department’s Social Policy Research Services Agreement. The project set out to identify the socio-economic...

Report

21 Mar 2007

This report is the first attempt to consolidate international findings and reinforce these with local examples and comments to build a compelling business case for green buildings in Australia.

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