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1.Benefit-cost analysis experts agree that to the extent you can quantify benefits and costs you should do this. However some people complain that there are many things that cannot be quantified so they resist engaging in quantitative benefit-costanalyses.
Certainly some things areharderto quantify than others. For example quantifying potential customer satisfaction with a new product your company plans to produce is not easy to do. Nonetheless by conducting surveys of potential customers engaging in focus group studies and testing prototypes of the product on customers you can develop a reasonable quantitative sense of possible customer satisfaction with the product. The point is that ultimatelyeverythingcan be quantified. The real issue is whether your attempt at quantification is valid and really reflects what you want to measure.
Describe how you might be able to measure the benefits and costs of implementing the 9/80 schedule described below:
Traditionally employees work 8-hour days for 5 days a week. However many companies are offering flexible work hours including the 9/80 schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employee to work for 9 hours every day and get every other Friday off.
2. In building a large hydroelectric dam inBatundaland a substantial portion of the countrys electric power needs can be met. However the dam will create a lake that will be the breeding grounds of snails that lead to a devastating disease called bilharzia and this disease can affect a significant portion of the population. The World Bank is asked to provide loans to fund this project. The World Bank requires that a benefit-cost analysis be conducted on all projects it funds that assess the impacts of the project on society (including health impacts). Discuss theaggregation problemsthat might be encountered in designing this benefit-cost analysis.
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