Accession Number : AD0771986

Title :   Economic Analysis Handbook Theory and Application. Volume III. Guide for Reviewers of Economic Analysis.

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

Corporate Author : GENERAL RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DIV

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

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 49

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 analysis 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 three is written for reviewers of economic analyses. It is presented in terms of a series of key questions addressing such matters as assumptions, methodology, formulation of alternatives, and presentation of results. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *ARMY, *ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, DECISION MAKING, COST ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE