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Skåne, på rätt spår? En jämförande studie av de kostnads-nyttoanalyser som gjorts på de planerade spårvägsprojekten i Skåne

Miranda Thyrén, Felix LU (2015) NEKN01 20142
Department of Economics
Abstract
This study investigates the cost-benefit analyses (CBA) performed on the proposed tramway projects in three Swedish municipalities, Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg. The purpose is to determine the feasibility of these analyses and their adherence to economic theory as well as to the guidelines and recommendations provided for CBA by the Swedish Transport Administration.

The study shows that the adherence to the theory as well as to the guidelines is somewhat lacking. A series of sensitivity analyses based on the theory, the guidelines as well as on the objectives set up for the projects are provided. The conclusion is that the original results remain robust, and that a tramway system is profitable, from a CBA-perspective, in Malmö, but not... (More)
This study investigates the cost-benefit analyses (CBA) performed on the proposed tramway projects in three Swedish municipalities, Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg. The purpose is to determine the feasibility of these analyses and their adherence to economic theory as well as to the guidelines and recommendations provided for CBA by the Swedish Transport Administration.

The study shows that the adherence to the theory as well as to the guidelines is somewhat lacking. A series of sensitivity analyses based on the theory, the guidelines as well as on the objectives set up for the projects are provided. The conclusion is that the original results remain robust, and that a tramway system is profitable, from a CBA-perspective, in Malmö, but not in Lund or Helsingborg.

Further, the study shows that the practice of CBA in Sweden is diverse, and that this might depend on a number of factors, including incentives to make projects appear profitable in order to secure public funding, as well as a general optimism regarding the feasibility of large scale infrastructure projects, something which has also been common historically.

Finally, a discussion regarding the viability of CBA as a decision-making tool, especially in light of the numerous policy objectives not pertaining to willingness to pay, is provided. The conclusion is that CBA remains a useful tool for comparisons and decision-making if used correctly and within its inherent limits. (Less)
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Miranda Thyrén, Felix LU
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organization
alternative title
Skåne, on the right track? A comparative study of the cost-benefit analyses on the proposed tramway projects in Skåne
course
NEKN01 20142
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Kostnads-nyttoanalys, cost-benefit analysis, CBA, spårväg, kollektivtrafik
language
Swedish
id
4986111
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2015-02-20 08:20:13
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The study shows that the adherence to the theory as well as to the guidelines is somewhat lacking. A series of sensitivity analyses based on the theory, the guidelines as well as on the objectives set up for the projects are provided. The conclusion is that the original results remain robust, and that a tramway system is profitable, from a CBA-perspective, in Malmö, but not in Lund or Helsingborg.

Further, the study shows that the practice of CBA in Sweden is diverse, and that this might depend on a number of factors, including incentives to make projects appear profitable in order to secure public funding, as well as a general optimism regarding the feasibility of large scale infrastructure projects, something which has also been common historically.

Finally, a discussion regarding the viability of CBA as a decision-making tool, especially in light of the numerous policy objectives not pertaining to willingness to pay, is provided. The conclusion is that CBA remains a useful tool for comparisons and decision-making if used correctly and within its inherent limits.},
  author       = {Miranda Thyrén, Felix},
  keyword      = {Kostnads-nyttoanalys,cost-benefit analysis,CBA,spårväg,kollektivtrafik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Skåne, på rätt spår? En jämförande studie av de kostnads-nyttoanalyser som gjorts på de planerade spårvägsprojekten i Skåne},
  year         = {2015},
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