Benefit Cost Ratio

(redirected from Benefit-Cost Ratios)

Benefit Cost Ratio

A ratio representing the benefits of a project or investment compared to its cost. The BCR may be a strictly financial ratio, comparing the expected return to the cost of investment, or it may account for approximations of qualitative measurements.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
find a tendency to overestimate regulatory costs, while OMB alleges a tendency to overestimate benefit-cost ratios.
If yields increase little, as more pessimistic studies suggest, benefits of the programme are small and do not exceed the costs of the subsidies resulting in benefit-cost ratios below one.
Two years later, in 1935, Congress had 1,600 completed Section 308 reports from around the country and set about to pass the infrastructure projects that the Corps recommended based on positive benefit-cost ratios and regional affiliations.
We may have slightly overestimated benefit-cost ratios if they were based on the average across CalTOP programs of all modalities.
Critics believe the Department for Transport's insistence on a framework which utilises benefit-cost ratios led to the 12 bypasses or other road schemes winning out over bus and rail.
Benefit-cost ratios, in which the benefits are expressed as a percentage of the program costs.
However, to the extent that the benefit-cost ratios for fringe benefits and public goods diverge from unity, the narrow ACOLI will only provide an accurate measure of real income in terms of narrowly defined consumption.
The sensitivity of their NPVs and benefit-cost ratios (BCRs) to "reasonable" changes in computation methods and numbers could be demonstrated.
Fourth, given the high benefit-cost ratios, investments to protect the environment should meet the most stringent investment criteria.
Arguments include the possibility that significant intangible benefits are accruing that die usual benefit-cost ratios do not take into account.