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Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Discount Rate for the Corps of Engineers' Water Resource Projects: Theory and Practice

Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Discount Rate for the Corps of Engineers' Water Resource Projects: Theory and Practice

Date: June 23, 2003
Creator: Powers, Kyna
Description: Construction of large water resource projects, such as those of the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), can be controversial because they involve trade-offs among various river uses, and between current and future generations. Pursuant to federal water project planning guidelines, the Corps weighs these trade-offs using benefit-cost analysis. If its analysis shows that a project’s national economic development (NED) benefits exceed its NED costs, the Corps seeks project authorization from Congress. Congress authorizes the Corps to construct some of these large water projects through (usually) biennial Water Resource Development Acts. Since the Corps rarely recommends a project that does not have a benefit-cost ratio greater than 1.0, this report describes the decisions that influence this ratio, with a focus on the role of the discount rate.
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Social Security Reform

Social Security Reform

Date: June 19, 2003
Creator: Kollmann, Geoffrey & Nuschler, Dawn
Description: None
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Social Security: Taxation of Benefits

Social Security: Taxation of Benefits

Date: June 18, 2003
Creator: Kollmann, Geoffrey
Description: None
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Financial Management in the Federal Government: Efforts to Improve Performance

Financial Management in the Federal Government: Efforts to Improve Performance

Date: June 17, 2003
Creator: McMurtry, Virginia A
Description: None
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Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information

Privacy Protection for Customer Financial Information

Date: June 13, 2003
Creator: Murphy, M. Maureen
Description: None
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Multilateral Development Banks: Issues for the 108th Congress

Multilateral Development Banks: Issues for the 108th Congress

Date: June 12, 2003
Creator: Sanford, Jonathan E & Weiss, Martin A
Description: None
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The Argentine Financial Crisis: A Chronology of Events

The Argentine Financial Crisis: A Chronology of Events

Date: June 5, 2003
Creator: Hornbeck, J. F. & Marshall, Meaghan K
Description: Argentina’s current crisis resulted from a confluence of events, some external to Argentina’s policy process, others directly related to its political and economic choices. The following is a summary of these events from before Argentina’s adoption of the currency board in 1991 to developments in early 2002.
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The Financial Crisis in Argentina

The Financial Crisis in Argentina

Date: June 5, 2003
Creator: Hornbeck, J. F.
Description: None
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Electronic Banking: The Check Truncation Issue

Electronic Banking: The Check Truncation Issue

Date: May 30, 2003
Creator: Eubanks, Walter W
Description: If all checks were replaced by electronic transactions, the exact cost savings would still be unknown, because estimates of the cost of using a check and the number of checks written each year remain in dispute. Consequently, estimates of cost savings range from $1.4 billion annually for truncation alone to $68 billion for replacing checks with electronic payments. A significant part of the savings comes from eliminating the handling, sorting, and physically transporting of checks to the paying bank. To clear checks electronically, banks must negotiate processing agreements thatmake it unnecessary to physically present the paper check. Since the benefits are not uniformly dispersed among the participants, banks have found it difficult to obtain these agreements, thus constraining the widespread adoption of electronic check clearing.
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The Role of Risk Analysis and Risk Management in Environmental Protection

The Role of Risk Analysis and Risk Management in Environmental Protection

Date: May 27, 2003
Creator: Schierow, Linda-Jo
Description: None
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