Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

PA 881 Cost-Benefit Analysis (*)


This course will present the welfare economics underpinnings for evaluating the social benefits and costs of government activities. Issues such as uncertainty, the social discount rate, and welfare weights will be discussed; case studies from the environmental, social policy, and agricultural areas will be studied.

Fall 2016: Both sections of Cost-Benefit Analysis will include client projects.

Recent Syllabus

Tjernström Fall 2019

Weimer Fall 2019


(*) = Routinely Offered

(**) = Commonly Offered (very likely to be offered in the next one to three years)