Teaching Case - Bridge over the Tempisque River

Bridge over the Tempisque River


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    The Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Costa Rica proposed to build a bridge over the Tempisque River that will cut travel times to the Nicoya Peninsula. Most residents are pleased with the proposal but environmentalists argue that it would endanger a national park whose rain forest is an internationally renowned destination for ecologically-minded tourists. The Ministry's benefit-cost analysis for the bridge does not consider the effects on tourism and the ecology, and the environmentalists have some suggestions for how they might do so.

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1995
    HKS Case Number: 1292.0
    Case Author: Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Richard Aguilar, and Rene Castro
    Faculty Lead: Jose Gomez-Ibanez
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 11
    Setting: Costa Rica
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: Latin America
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