Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Health Interventions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128128855

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Health Interventions

1st Edition

Editors: Carla Guerriero
Paperback ISBN: 9780128128855
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 400
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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Health Interventions provides a step-by-step approach to assigning monetary values to health interventions by using environmental information and epidemiological evidence. The book's authors articulate the core principles and fundamental methodologies underpinning the modern economic assessment of environmental intervention on human health. They summarize environmental risk factors and explore ways to interpret and understand epidemiological data. With concentration-response, exposure-response, and dose-response techniques, they explain the environmental interventions available for each environmental risk factor.

Including extensive case studies and end of chapter exercises, this book is accompanied by a website that provides solution files and details the design of models using Excel.

Key Features

  • A practical guide for health economists and related professionals interested in assessing the economic impact of environmental influences on human health


Graduate and PhD students / early career researchers working in Health Economics, Environmental Epidemiology and Engineering (e.g. Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering). Policy Makers (e.g. Health, Transport). Private Sector Operators (e.g. consultancy services). NGOs willing to perform Cost-Benefit Analysis of their interventions

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The key steps in Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Health Interventions
3. Environmental Hazards affecting Health
4. Health Benefit Analysis
5. Monetary Analysis of Health Outcomes
6. Costing Environmental Health Intervention
7. Discounting
8. Addressing Uncertainty in Cost-Benefit Analysis
9. Producing and Apprising CBA Results
10. Issues and Limitations to consider when using Cost-Benefit Analysis
11. Alternatives to Cost-Benefit Analysis for Economic Evaluation
12. Communicating Results of Cost-Benefit Analysis


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About the Editor

Carla Guerriero

Carla Guerriero is Research Fellow at the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Naples Federico II and honorary Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Since 2009, her research and teaching focuses on the methodology and the application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Environmental Health Interventions and on the development of novel techniques to value children’s health. Carla has published her research in national and international research journals including PLoS One, The European Journal of Health Economics and Environmental Health. Carla conducted the first cost-benefit analysis of remediating polluted sites. She is currently responsible for the test and the design of the Cost-Benefit Analysis tool in the LIFE+ Gioconda Project.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Naples Federico II

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