by Svante Mandell
- New infrastructure projects may affect CO2 emissions and, thus, cost benefit analyses for these projects require a value to apply for CO2. The value may be based on the marginal social cost associated with emissions or on the shadow price resulting from present and future policies geared towards CO2 emissions. In the present paper it is argued that the social cost approach should be seen as preceding the shadow price approach. Both are thus necessary, but for cost benefit analysis of infrastructure projects we argue for the shadow price approach as the primary tool.
Mandell, S. (2010). "Carbon Emission Values in Cost Benefit Analyses." Working Papers, Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute (VTI), 10.01.307, Jan 2010.