Major Transport Infrastructure Projects and Economic Development

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Published on December 24, 2014

Also available in: French

This report discusses the state of the art in understanding the economic effects of major transport infrastructure projects. It examines the limits of socio-economic cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and reviews the development of complementary and alternative approaches to assessing the benefits of investment in large, transformative projects. In particular, his report focuses on practical appraisal tools developed for assessment of the Grand Paris super-metro and London’s Crossrail project.  


Executive Summary
The Evolution of London's Crossrail Scheme and the Development of the Department for Transport's Economic Appraisal Methods
The Greater Paris Metro Project: Characteristics and Challenges
The Grand Paris Project: Tools and Challenges
Maintained Hypotheses and Questions in Search of Answers
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