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This page contains three sections:

1) Project Finance Books;

2) Project Finance Books--Legal Issues;

3) Related Books;

4) Books on Specific Projects


Project Finance Books

Beenhakker, H. L., 1997, Risk Management in Project Finance and Implementation, Quorum Books (Westport, CT). 

Benoit, P., 1996, Project Finance at the World Bank: An Overview of Policies and Instruments, (World Bank Technical Paper Number 312), The World Bank (Washington DC).

Buljevich, Esteban C., and Yoon S. Park, 1999, Project Financing and the International Financial Markets, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Norwell, MA).

Delmon, Jeffrey, 2005, Project Finance:  BOT Projects and Risk, Kluwer Law International (The Hague, Netherlands).

Esty, Benjamin C., 2003, Modern Project Finance:  A Casebook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (New York, NY).

Euromoney Institutional Investor, 2013, Project Finance Yearbook 2013/14.

Fabozzi, F., and P. Nevitt, 2000, Project Financing (7th Edition), Euromoney Publications (London, UK).

Fight, Andrew, Introduction to Project Finance (Essential Capital Markets Series), 2006, Butterworth-Heinemann (Elsevier, Oxford, UK).

Finnerty, John D., 2013, Project Finance: Asset-Based Financial Engineering, 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, NJ).

Fitzgerald, P.F., and B.N. Machlin, 2001, Project Financing:  Building Infrastructure Projects in Developing Markets (2001), Practising Law Institute (New York, NY).

Frame, J. Davidson, 2003, Project Finance:  Tools and Techniques, University of Management and Technology (UMT) Press (Arlington, VA).

Gatti, Stefano, 2012, Project Finance in Theory and Practice:  Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects, 2nd Edition, Academic Press (Elsevier: Burlington, MA).

Gatti, Stefano, 2008, Project Finance in Theory and Practice:  Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects, Academic Press (Elsevier: Burlington, MA).

Grimsey, D., and M.K. Lewis, 2007, Public-Private Partnerships:  The Worldwide Revolution in Infrastructure Provision and Project Finance, Edward Elgar Publishing (Cheltenham, UK)

Haskell, Charles T., 2005, Advanced Modelling for Project Finance for Negotiations and Analysis, Euromoney Books (London, UK).

International Finance Corporation, 1999, Project Finance in Developing Countries>, (Lessons of Experience Number 7), World Bank (Washington DC).

International Finance Corporation, 2002, The Environmental and Social Challenges of Private Sector Projects:  IFC's Experience, (Lessons of Experience Number 8), World Bank (Washington DC).

International Finance Corporation, 1999, The Private Sector Financing Activities of International Financial Institutions 1991-1997, (Washington DC).

Khan, M.F.K., and R.J. Parra, 2003, Financing Large Projects: Using Project Finance Techniques and Practices, Pearson Education, Prentice Hall (Essex, UK)..

Lang, L. H. P., 1998, Project Finance in Asia (Advances in Finance, Investment, and Banking, V. 6), Elsevier Science Ltd. (North-Holland).

Levy, S.M., 1996, Build, Operate, Transfer: Paving the Way for Tomorrow's Infrastructure, J. Wiley & Sons (New York, NY).

Merrow, Edward W., Lorraine McDonnell, and R. Yilmaz Arguden, 1988, Understanding the Outcomes of Megaprojects:  A Quantitative Analysis of Very Large Civilian Projects, The Rand Corporation (Santa Monica, CA).

Miller, J.B., 2000, Principles of Public and Private Infrastructure Delivery, Kluewer Academic Publishers and the American Infrastructure Consortium (Boston, MA).

Morrison, Rod, 2012, The Principles of Project Finance, Gower Pub Co. (London, UK).

Nevitt, P., 2000, Project Financing (7th edition), Euromoney Books (London, UK).

Pollio, G., 1999, International Project Analysis & Financing, University of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor, MI).

Pretorius, F., B.F. Chung-Hsu, A. McInnes, P. Lejot, and D. Arner, 2008, Project Finance for Constructions and Infrastructure:  Principles and Case Studies, Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford, UK).

Razavi, H., 1996, Financing Energy Projects in Emerging Economies, PennWell (Tulsa, OK).

Sader, F., 2000, Attracting Foreign Direct Investment Into Infrastructure:  Why Is It So Difficult?, Foreign Investment Advisory Service (FIAS), Occasional Paper #12, World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) (Washington, DC).

Scheinkestel, N.L., 1997, Rethinking Project Finance: Allocating and Mitigating Risk in Australasian Projects, Hong Kong: Asia Law & Practice Publishing Ltd. (Hong Kong).

Squire, L., and H. G. van der Tak, 1975, Economic Analysis of Projects, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD).

Tan, W., 2007, Principles of Project and Infrastructure Finance, Taylor & Francis (Oxford, UK).

Tinsley, Richard, 2000, Advanced Project Finance–Structuring Risks, 1st edition, Euromoney Books (London, UK).

Tinsley, Richard, 2000, Project Finance Workbook, 2nd edition, Euromoney Books (London, UK).

Vinter, Graham, and Gareth Price, 2005, Practical Project Finance, 3rd edition, Sweet & Maxwell (London, UK).

The World Bank and International Finance Corporation, 1996, Financing Private Infrastructure, (Washington DC).

Weber, Barbara and Hans Wilhelm Alfen, 2010, Infrastructure as an Asset Class: Investment Strategy, Project Finance and PPP,, Wiley Finance (London, UK).

Yescombe, E.R., 2002, Principles of Project Finance, Academic Press/Elsevier Science (San Diego, CA, and London, UK).

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Project Finance Books--Legal Issues

Dewar, John R., 2011, editor for International Project Finance:  Law and Practice, Oxford University Press.

Guasch, J. Luis, 2004, Granting and Renegotiating Infrastructure Contracts:  Doing It Right, WBI Development Series, The World Bank, (Washington, DC).

Hoffman, S. L., 2008, The Law and Business of International Project Finance, Kluwer Law International (Boston), 3rd edition.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom, 1996, Project Finance:  A Choice of Law, Harold F. Moore (ed.), Euromoney Publications (London, UK).

Vinter, Graham D., 1998, Project Finance:  A Legal Guide, Sweet & Maxwell, Ltd. (London, England), second edition.

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Related Books

Akintoye, Akintola, Matthias Beck, and Cliff Hardcastle, 2003, Public Private Partnerships:  Managing Risks and Opportunities, Blackwell Publishing (London, UK).

Altshuler, A., and D. Luberoff, 2003, Mega-Projects:  The Changing Politics of Urban Investment, The Brookings Institution Press (Washington, DC).

Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC), and The World Bank, 2005, Connecting East Asia, March 16, 2005.  This study highlights the role that infrastructure can play in reducing poverty by supporting economic growth and providing access to key services. Developing countries in East Asia need to spend more than a trillion dollars over the next five years.

Avery, Nicholas (Consulting Editor), 2006, Public-Private Partnerships:  A Practical Analysis, Globe Business Publishing Ltd. (London, UK).

Bain, Robert, 2009, Toll Road Traffic & Revenue Forecasts:  An Interpreter's Guide.

Caufield, Catherine, 1996, Masters of Illusion:  The World Bank and the Poverty of Nations, Henry Holt and Company (New York, NY).

Delphos, William A., 2004, Inside the World's Development Finance Institutions, Thomson:  South-Western (Mason, OH).

Delphos, William A., 2003, Inside the World's Export Credit Agencies, Thomson:  South-Western (Mason, OH).

Delphos, William A., 1998, Inside the World Bank Group:  The Practical Guide for International Business Executives, Thomson:  South-Western (Mason, OH).

Easterly, William, 2001, The Elusive Quest for Growth:  Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA).

Environmental Defense, Friends of the Earth, and International Rivers Network, 2003, Gambling with People's Lives:  What the World Bank's New "High-Risk/High-Reward" Strategy Means for the Poor and the Environment, joint report, September.

Esty, Daniel C., and Andrew S. Winston, 2006, Green to Gold:  How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT).

Flyvbjerg, B., N. Bruzelius, and W. Rothengatter, 2003, Megaprojects and Risk:  An Anatomy of Ambition, Cambridge University Press (Port Chester, NY).

Fox, J. Ronald, and Donn B. Miller, 2006, Challenges in Managing Large Projects, Defense Acquisition University Press (Fort Belvoir, Virginia).

Gómez-Ibáñez, José A., 2003, Regulating Infrastructure:  Monopoly, Contracts, and Discretion, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA).

Hirschman, Albert O., 1967, Development Projects Observed, The Brookings Institute (Washington DC).

Kharbanda, O.P., and J.K Pinto, 1996, What Made Gertie Gallop? Learning from Project Failures, Van Nostrand Reihnold (New York, NY).

Macaulay, David, 2000, Building Big, (A Companion to the PBS Series), Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston, MA).

Marks, Jon (editor), 2004, Sustainable Investment, an IFC publication, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group, Washington, DC.

Mikesell, R.F., and J. W. Whitney, 1987, The World Mining Industry:  Investment Strategy and Public Policy, Allen & Unwin (Boston, MA)--reviews the performance of mining projects.

Miller, R., and D.R. Lessard, 2000, The Strategic Management of Large Engineering Projects, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA).

Morris, Peter W. G., 1988, The Anatomy of Major Projects:  A Study of the Reality of Project Management, Chichester/Wiley (New York, NY). 

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Investment Guarantee Guide, The World Bank (Washington, DC).

Moran, T. H. (editor), 2001, International Political Risk Management, The World Bank Group (Washington, DC).

Moran, T. H. (editor), 1998, Managing International Political Risk, Blackwell Business (Malden, MA).

O'Leary, A.F., and J. Acret, 2001, Construction Nightmares:  Jobs from Hell and How to Avoid Them, 2nd edition, Building News Books.

Pettinger, R., 2000, Investment Appraisal:  A Managerial Approach, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY).

PRS Group, 1998, The Handbook of Country and Political Risk Analysis, PRS Group (East Syracuse, NY).

Venedikian, H.M., and G.A. Warfield, 1996, Export-Import Financing (4th edition), Wiley Frontiers in Finance (New York, NY).

Wagner, Daniel, 1999, Political Risk Insurance Guide, International Risk Management Institute (Dallas, TX).

Wells, Louis T., and Rafiq Ahmed, 2007, Making Foreign Investment Safe:  Property Rights and National Sovereignty, Oxford University Press (New York, NY).

Williams, Terry, 2001, Modelling Complex Projects, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (West Sussex, UK).

World Bank, 1997, The World Bank Guarantees Handbook, (Washington, DC).

World Commission on Dams, 2000, Dams and Development:  A New Framework for Decision Making: The Report of the World Commission on Dams, Earthscan Publications Ltd (London, UK).

Yescombe, E.R., 2007, Public-Private Partnerships:  Principles of Policy and Finance, Butterworth-Heinemann (Elsevier: Oxford, UK).

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Books on Specific Projects

Davis, H., 1996, Project Finance: Practical Case Studies, Euromoney Books (London, UK).

Fetherston, D., 1997, The Chunnel: The Amazing Story of the Undersea Crossing of the English Channel, Times Books (New York, NY).

Hughes, Thomas P., 1998, Rescuing Prometheus:  Four Monumental Projects That Changed the Modern World, Pantheon Books (New York, NY).

Karabell, Zachary, 2003, Parting the Desert:  The Creation of the Suez Canal, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY).

McCullough, David, 1977, The Path Between the Seas:  The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY).

Mehta, Abhay, 1999, Power Play:  A Study of the Enron Project (Dabhol in India), Orient Longman Ltd. (Hyderabad, India).

Tinsley, Richard, 2002, Project Finance in Asia Pacific:  Practical Case Studies, Euromoney Books (London, UK).


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