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Cost-benefit analysis for non-economists

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This course provides an overview of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for non-economists.

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The course

This course provides an overview of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for non-economists.

It will cover all key aspects of cost-benefit analysis including how to value the benefits of policies, discounting, distributional analysis, risk and sensitivity analysis and appropriate summary measures. Limitations of cost-benefit analysis are also covered.

The course facilitates learning by providing a mixture of direct training and interactive exercises. The course draws on UK Green Book appraisal techniques and guidance used in other countries, and uses real world case studies to demonstrate CBA techniques applied in practice.

Who should come?

This course is designed for government analysts (outside economics), and policy and finance professionals who are involved in business cases and impact assessments. It is also ideal for non-economists in consultancies, think tanks or charities who work on policy issues or closely with government where cost-benefit analysis is used.

Learning outcomes

The course will give you the tools to effectively understand, participate in and review cost-benefit analysis. In particular, you will:

  • gain a solid understanding of relevant terminology such as discounting, optimism bias and non-market valuation, and how assumptions and choices made shape the results of CBA;
  • acquire the skills to quickly and effectively critique CBA analysis; and
  • gain confidence in discussions on CBA, including with senior decision makers and Ministers.

The day

The course is held at the University of Westminster Cavendish Campus located in Central London. Light refreshments will be available from 9.00am and the course starts at 9:30am. Course booklets and handouts will be provided to participants on the day.

Your tutor

Catherine Connolly has worked on a wide range of economic topics across the public and private sectors, covering macroeconomic forecasting, globalisation and cost-benefit analysis, including working on the 2018 edition of the Green Book.

Catherine is the founder of economicsense, a specialist economics training provider. Catherine regularly teaches economics to public- and private-sector clients. Catherine is also on the Council of the Society of Professional Economists and teaches policy economics at Leeds University.

Prior to setting up economicsense, Catherine was in the British Civil Service where she was a member of the Government Economic Service and the Senior Civil Service. She worked at HM Treasury, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and at the former Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). She has also worked for Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, the New Zealand Treasury and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

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Please feel free to contact us directly for more information.

Telephone: +44 7910 384755

Website: www.economicsense.co.uk

Email: info@economicsense.co.uk

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/catherine-connolly-94472550

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