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dc.contributor.authorPaez, D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBishop, I.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, I. P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T10:25:52Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T10:25:52Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-09-27en_US
dc.identifier.citationPaez, D. and Bishop, I. and Williamson, I. P. (2003) Geo-computational alternative to improve economic evaluation of public policies, in Proceedings, Seminario Internacional en Sistemas de Informacion Geografica, Universidad Nacional. Bogota - Colombia.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/33868
dc.description.abstractFor more than 30 years, cost-benefit analysis (CBA) has been used in manycountries as an important tool for evaluating public policies. In most casesCBA uses Kaldor-Hicks theory, which assumes that all the entities in theanalysis should be considered equal when distributing benefits and costs.However, for environmental policy evaluations, and especially for cases wherea policy is directly affecting a community or ecosystem with a high degree ofvulnerability, the Kaldor-Hicks theory may not be in concordance withprincipals of equity and sustainability. In order to incorporate these twoconcepts in the Cost-Benefit Analysis, a new approach to presentation ofenvironmental indicators for decision-making is proposed. The use of spatiotemporalenvironmental and social indicators provides the decision-maker with a broader picture of positive and negative impacts of the policy byconsidering entities in the analysis in a differential form, according to theirlocation in the space-time. A geo-computational (GC) system, whichincorporates a space-time model and a geographic information system (GIS),was created and designed to generate new representations of environmentalpolicy outcomes. The system, which could be considered as a decisionsupport system, has been designed to promote discussion in the decisionprocess rather than as a technocratic tool. The indicators and computer-basedsystem have been tested in a water resources case study with long-termimpacts over a large area of south-eastern Australia.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.geom.unimelb.edu.au/research/SDI_research/en_US
dc.titleGeo-computational alternative to improve economic evaluation of public policiesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
melbourne.peerreviewNon Peer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentEngineering: Department of Geomaticsen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.titleProceedings, Seminario Internacional en Sistemas de Informacion Geograficaen_US
melbourne.source.locationconferenceUniversidad Nacional. Bogota - Colombiaen_US
dc.description.sourcedateOctubre 30 y 31 de 2003en_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorWilliamson, Ian
melbourne.contributor.authorBishop, Ian
melbourne.contributor.authorBarajas, Daniel Paez
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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