Optimism Bias in Transport Planning

Professor Bent Flyvbjerg in his research identified two main causes of misinformation in policy and management: strategic misrepresentation (or lying!) and optimism bias (appraisal optimism).

Strategic misrepresentation is the planned, systematic distortion or misstatement of fact in response to incentives in the budget process.

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