Accession Number : AD0771989

Title :   Economic Analysis Handbook Theory and Application. Volume IV. Case Studies.

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. ; Bennett,Walter H.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 168

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 four provides two case studies of actual Army economic analyses. Each case study describes and evaluates the pertinent analyses and presents a catalog of lessons learned. The case studies helped shape the content and extent of attention given to various subjects in Vols one to three and provided illustrative examples. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *ARMY, *ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, COST ANALYSIS, MAINTENANCE, DATA PROCESSING, SENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE