Fuzzy Benefit/Cost Analysis and Applications

Kahraman C., Kaya İ.

FUZZY ENGINEERING ECONOMICS WITH APPLICATIONS, vol.233, pp.129-143, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier


Benefit-cost analysis is a systematic evaluation of the economic advantages (benefits) and disadvantages (costs) of a set of investment alternatives. The objective of a benefit-cost analysis is to translate the effects of an investment into monetary terms and to account for the fact that benefits generally accrue over a long period of time while capital costs are incurred primarily in the initial years. In this chapter, benefit cost ratio (BCR) analysis is analyzed under fuzzy environment. Fuzzy continuous payments and fuzzy discrete payments are summarized briefly and two applications are illustrated.