April 25, 2017 – Incorporating Equity Considerations in Transport Projects Evaluation: Developing New Measures

Date: April 25, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Bat-hen NAHMIAS-BIRAN

Supervisor: Professor Moshe BEN-AKIVA (MIT-CEE)

 

Transport project appraisal is usually done using Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA). However, this method is limited in its ability to deal with equity issues. Furthermore, it has a built-in distributive mechanism that is biased, and it thus structurally favors transport improvements for highly mobile groups.

 

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