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Title: Assessing socio-economic impacts of wave overtopping: An institutional perspective
Authors: Bouma, Jan Jaap ×
François, Delphine
Schram, Albert
Verbeke, Tom #
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Publisher: Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co.
Series Title: Coastal Engineering vol:56 issue:2 pages:2003-2009
Abstract: One way to address the assessment of strategies to control wave overtopping at seawalls and related coastal defence structures is to make use of Cost-Benefit Analysis. The institutional context in which Cost-Benefit Analysis takes place influences decisions on the types of values that are taken into consideration and the subsequent selection of valuation methods. We suggest to consider Cost-Benefit Analysis in a broad institutional framework when decisions are to be made on coastal defence strategies. It is argued that the institutional context provides the rules of the game on how a balance can be found between social, economic and ecologic functions of projects that protect societies against overtopping.
ISSN: 0378-3839
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Economics, Leuven - miscellaneous
Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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