Thomas L. Saaty and Luis G. Vargas.


A Brief Description of the Book

This book is a collection of selected applications of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in economic, social, political and technological areas. This volume along with other volumes on decision making, planning, conflict resolution and forecasting, rounds out the diversity of application areas of the AHP.


1.1 Introduction

1.2 How to Structure a Decision Problem

1.3 Philosophy, Procedure and Practice of the

1.4 Absolute and Relative Measurement

1.5 The Fundamental Scale

1.6 Comments on Benefit/Cost Analysis

1.7 The Eigenvector Solution for Weights and Consistency

1.8 How to Structure a Hierarchy

1.9 Hierarchic Synthesis and Rank

1.10 Normative: Descriptive

1.11 Rationality

1.12 Examples