New South Wales

Cost-Benefit Analysis with Case Studies - 2 day workshop


From: Wednesday September 17, 2014, 8:30 am

To: Thursday September 18, 2014, 5:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Peter Abelson, Past Professor Economics Macquarie University with over 50 refereed journal papers and currently NSW Treasury Principal Economic Advisor (P/T).  The event is sponsored by the Economic Society of Australia, NSW Branch The workshop will especially assist anyone providing economic evaluations within or for governments. The sessions will include a presentation, discussion questions and case studies. Participants will be provided with detailed notes on cost-benefit analysis and case studies and power point slides. The workshop is designed primarily for participants who have some economics training (one or two years) or who have worked in an economic environment. Non-economists are also welcome to attend and may benefit from the workshop. Peter Abelson has a Ph.D from London University. From 2001 to 2005 Peter held a Personal Chair at Macquarie University. From 2006 to the present he has been Managing Director of Applied Economics P/L, worked as a Principal Economic Advisor to the NSW Treasury two days a week and run the Public Finance course at Sydney University. He is the author of Public Economics: Principles and Practice published by McGraw-Hill. Over 40 years Peter has conducted numerous cost-benefit studies for governments in Australia and overseas. Venue: UNSW CBD Campus, Level 6, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney Cost:     Members (you must be logged in to be able to select this rate) - $940 inclusive of GST Non Members (will receive one year's membership to the NSW branch) -  $990 inclusive of GST Agenda Wednesday 17th September 8.30 – 9.00      Registration 9.00 – 10.40     Introduction to CBA and Evaluation Measures 11.00 – 12.40   Valuation Principles 1.30 – 3.10       Valuation Methods 3.30 – 5.00       Further Valuation Issues Thursday 18th September 9.00 – 10.40    Social Welfare, Efficiency and Equity 11.00 – 12.40  Rates of return (discount rates) 1.30 – 3.10      Treating Risk and Uncertainty 3.30 – 5.00      CBA and other Evaluation Methods Booking and payment can be made below.  If you would like to pay later by cheque or EFT please select this option from the drop down box  (Pay With).  A tax invoice will be automatically generated and sent from our system - please check your spam folder as they sometimes get caught there.  


UNSW CBD Campus - Level 6

1 O'Connell Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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