The economic performance of public investments

an ex post evaluation of water resources investments by Haveman, Robert H.

Publisher: Published for Resources for the Future by the Johns Hopkins Press in Baltimore

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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Water resources development -- United States -- Cost effectiveness,
  • United States -- Appropriations and expenditures

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by] Robert H. Haveman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD1694.A5 H347
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 126 p.
Number of Pages126
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4585115M
ISBN 100801813336
LC Control Number77184311

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