Re: Bias towards measurable results
A closely related issue is justification-bias, where expectations that the cost-benefit analysis be justified leads t0 exclusion of disputed values. One example of this is the US Army Corps of Engineers, which produces Cost-Benefit analyses that are then given to congress for funding. Because some values (ecological diversity, human enjoyment, etc.) are both hard to quantify, and the subject of debate between political groups, including them leaves the analysis open to far more debate. The pressure to exclude them leads to their implicit minimization.