Cost Benefit Analysis, 6 credits (TEIE83)

Cost Benefitanalys - samhällsekonomisk projektutvärdering, 6 hp

Main field of study

No Main Field of Study


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Göran Hägg

Director of studies or equivalent

Linnea Tengvall
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KLOG Civic Logistics, Bachelor´s Programme 2 (Spring 2017) 2 3 Swedish Norrköping o
6KFTL Air Transportation and Logistics 4 (Spring 2017) 2 3 Swedish Norrköping v

Main field of study

No Main Field of Study

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Civic Logistics, Bachelor´s Programme
  • Air Transportation and Logistics

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

The students shall acquire knowledge about Cost-Benefitanalysis (CBA) and on a deeper level understand what a CBA includes and how it is performed.

The student shall after the course more specific be able to:
  • Understand and be able to describe important parts of the theory Cost Benefit is based on.
  • Understand and be able to describe concepts used in CBA.
  • Carry out a Cost Benefitanalysis in all steps.
  • Read and understand a CBA and its results made for a relevant project in the society.

Course content

The welfare theoretical base includes concepts as consumer surplus, producer surplus, welfare and effectivity and are treated in the beginning of the course. The concepts of benefit and cost are discussed in detail. A large part of the course treat the different steps in CBA, including identifying, quantifying, valuation, discounting, sensitive analysis and presentation. An important part of the CBA is the step valuation, which will be discussed in detail. The use of CBA will be exemplified in different areas.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, exercises and a project work.


UPG1ProjectU, G2 credits
TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Linnea Tengvall


Göran Hägg

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Mattsson, Bengt, (2006), Kostnadsnyttoanalys för nybörjare, Räddningsverket, ISBN 91-7253-286-6
Mattsson, Bengt, (2006), Kostnadsnyttoanalys för nybörjare, Räddningsverket, ISBN 91-7253-286-6
UPG1 Project U, G 2 credits
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits

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