Accession Number : AD0771967

Title :   Economic Analysis Handbook Theory and Application. Volume I. Army Investment Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Contract rept. (Final), Sep 72-Aug 73,

Corporate Author : GENERAL RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Stament,Alfred D. ; Bowen,Brent L. ; Bennett,Walter H.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The four-volume handbook is designed as a practical guide for preparers and reviewers of Army economic analysis studies. The goal is to facilitate improved analyses which will lead to better decisions and use of Army resources. Economic analysis in the context of this handbook is concerned with the costs and benefits of alternative ways of accomplishing a particular task. The handbook is intended for analyses of investment projects yet to be finally approved or disapproved. It is not intended to provide insights on the best way to justify prior decisions on investment projects. Volume one serves as the general introduction to the subject of economic analysis. It covers the major steps involved in an economic analysis study and provides brief descriptions of the origins and current status of economic analysis within the Army. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *ARMY, *ECONOMICS, *INVESTMENTS, DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COST ANALYSIS, DATA PROCESSING, ARMY BUDGETS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE