Autor: Ronald A. Chadderton
ISBN-13: 9783319375359
Einband: Previously published in hardcover
Seiten: 100
Gewicht: 194 g
Format: 235x155x6 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Purposeful Engineering Economics

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Introduction.- The First Class: Subjective Value and Time Preference.- A Few Basic Concepts: Setting the Stage.- Price and Cost.- Equivalence.- Inflation.- Information: Interfering with Price Signals.- Public Projects (Benefit/Cost Analysis).- Effects of Taxation on Cash Flows.- An Example "Retirement" Planning Calculation.- Costs of Regulation.- Sustainability Concerns.- Appendix A: Elements of Austrian Economic Theory.- Appendix B: Example Learning Objectives.
Purposeful Engineering Economics stands as a unique and highly original complement to the traditional engineering economics curriculum. This primarily narrative text conveys the essence of an "Austrian" economic perspective on cash flow analysis and decision making in engineering without extensive tables and graphs and requires very little mathematics. The book's objective is to add a new perspective to the usual study of cash flow analysis and solely econometric engineering decision making. The author draws on the methodology of the Austrian Economists-a school of economic thought that bases its study of economic phenomena on the interpretation and analysis of the purposeful actions of individuals. The book includes an array of illustrative case studies examined in detail by the author and emphasizes the importance of market processes and price signals to coordinate engineering plans.
Autor: Ronald A. Chadderton
Dr. Ronald A. Chadderton is the Edward A. Daylor Professor and past chairman of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force before graduate work at Bucknell and Carnegie-Mellon Universities.  He was a faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University prior to Villanova.  His teaching interests include fluid mechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, and water and wastewater treatment. His research interests include hydraulic modelling, water quality, and assimilation capacity/wasteload allocation in streams.  His research has been supported by AWWA Research Foundation, Chesapeake Research Consortium, ASCE, EPA, PennDot, and the Sarah Scaife and Carthage Foundations.

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Autor: Ronald A. Chadderton
ISBN-13:: 9783319375359
ISBN: 3319375350
Verlag: Springer, Berlin, Springer International Publishing, Springer
Gewicht: 194g
Seiten: 100
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 235x155x6 mm, 7 Tabellen