MPP-532

Appraisal of Public Investment

Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Huynh The Du
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Monday, 30/06/2014
08:30 - 10:00

Lecture 01: Introduction to Project Appraisal and Project Cash Flow

Nguyen Xuan Thanh

Readings:

1. WBI, Chapters 1 & 2.
2. SHD, Chapter 1, 2 and 3: 3.1 & 3.2.

Monday, 30/06/2014
10:15 - 11:45

Case 01: Ha Noi - Ho Chi Minh City Express Railway Project

Huynh The Du

Readings:

1. Vietnam Railway Corporation, Report on the Investment and Construction of Ha Noi - Ho Chi Minh City Express Railway, March 2010, Hanoi, Abtract and Chapter 10.

Wednesday, 02/07/2014
08:30 - 10:00

Lecture 02: Cash Flows and Project Appraisal Criteria

Huynh The Du

Readings:

1. SHD, Chapter 4.
2. WBI, Technical Appendix, pp. 289-298.
3. Finnerty, Chapter 9.

Distribution of Problem Set 1, due on Wednesday, 09 July 2014.

Wednesday, 02/07/2014
10:15 - 11:45

Case 02: Project appraisal based on cash flow method

Nguyen Xuan Thanh

Readings:

1. Kho Son Cement project appraisal: similarities of different cash flow methods, FETP case study.

2. SHD, Chapter 3: 3.3.

Friday, 04/07/2014
08:30 - 10:00

Review 01: Cash Flow and Present Values (optional)

Hoang Van Thang

Pedro Belli, Jock R. Anderson, Howard N. Barnum
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Glenn P. Jenkins, Arnold C. Harberger
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Glenn P. Jenkins, Arnold C. Harberger
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Glenn P. Jenkins, Arnold C. Harberger
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Glenn P. Jenkins, Arnold C. Harberger
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Pedro Belli, Jock R. Anderson, Howard N. Barnum
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John D. Finnerty
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John D. Finnerty
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Pedro Belli, Jock R. Anderson, Howard N. Barnum
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Glenn P. Jenkins, Arnold C. Harberger
Date: 14/07/2014 15:21; File size: 58,669 bytes
John D. Finnerty
Date: 14/07/2014 15:20; File size: 58,669 bytes
Pedro Belli, Jock R. Anderson, Howard N. Barnum
Date: 14/07/2014 15:17; File size: 1,143,730 bytes
Glenn P. Jenkins, Arnold C. Harberger
Date: 14/07/2014 15:17; File size: 58,669 bytes
Glenn P. Jenkins, Arnold C. Harberger
Date: 14/07/2014 15:16; File size: 58,669 bytes
Pedro Belli, Jock R. Anderson, Howard N. Barnum
Date: 14/07/2014 15:15; File size: 1,143,730 bytes

The course is divided into three major parts. In the first part of the course, we discuss the fundamentals of project financial appraisal, ranging from project structure to the financial cost of capital, the construction of cash flows, the application various appraisal criteria, and basic financial model. The second part of the course focuses on the advanced topics of financial appraisal applied to public investment such as capital raising, risk analysis and restructuring the project. The third part of the course is devoted to the social and economic appraisal of a public investment project, including the methods of estimating the economic costs and benefits of project inputs and outputs in different market structure and extortion, the economic values of production factors such as capital, land, foreign currency and the evaluation of stakeholder impacts.

While there are formal lectures every week, more than half of class time will be devoted to case study discussion. Students will have to use the knowledge and skills acquired in formal lectures and readings to analyze real cases within the context of public investment in Vietnam and the world.