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83 Economics and Cost Analysis

Includes cost effectiveness studies.

Definition

Economics – Study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Cost Analysis – Examination of the effects on expenses and profits of various procedures that might be used by a business or enterprise in creating or supplying its goods or services.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : Those elements of economics and cost analysis that would directly impact the aerospace program.

Selective Interest : Those elements of economics and cost analysis that would have possible application to the aerospace program, e.g., production forecasts, marketing predictions, or aerospace transportation funding forecasts.

Negative Interest : The economics and cost analysis of household, routine business and marketing, manufacturing, and local, state, and Federal government procedures that have no impact on aerospace activities.

 

Input Subjects of Specific Interest

  • aircraft production economic
  • airline economics
  • cost analysis
  • cost effectiveness studies
  • economic impacts
  • economics
  • insurance (aerospace)
  • marketing predictions
  • marketing research
  • production costs
  • production forecasts
  • space transportation economics
  • transportation funding forecasts (aerospace)