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Praktisk tillämpning av CB-kalkyler i samband med transportinvesteringar: Utvärdering av CB-kalkyler av Norrbotniabanan och Torslanda tvärförbindelse
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The general purpose of this study is to evaluate the practical implementation of cost-benefit analyses for transport investments in Sweden. The study has been limited to a national railway investment, Norrbotniabanan and a municipal road investment, Torslanda interconnection. The theory of cost-benefit analysis is used as the method and a number of important steps that should be included in the analysis have been identified on the basis of the recommendations in previous research. In this study it is examined if all of the important steps are included in the analyses and then it is evaluated how well they are performed in every step of the analyses. The result from Torslanda interconnection shows that a complete cost-benefit analysis has not been conducted and it needs to be improved in many ways. The result from Norrbotniabanan shows that they have conducted cost-benefit analysis relatively correctly, however there are some flaws in the analysis. The most obvious problems with the implementation of the analysis are related to identification and monetization of the effects that the project would cause. One of the biggest benefits associated with transport investment is time saved for traveling, and the value used for time-savings for traveling in the analysis is the same for the whole country. Hence the author recommends further research to see if there are any difference values of willingness to pay for time saved for traveling between different regions within the country. Furthermore, the areas that need further research are monetary valuation of landscape, natural and cultural impacts and the expected climate impacts of the transport investment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Väginvesteringsprojekt, järnvägsinvesteringsprojekt, CBA, samhällsekonomisk analys, kostnads–nyttoanalys, cost-benefit analysis, praktisk tillämpning av samhällsekonomisk analys
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-48804Local ID: 639fc652-d11c-4085-963e-62af4681734bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-48804DiVA: diva2:1022148
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Business and Economics, master's level
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Validerat; 20160629 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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