November 2018 Newsletter
News and Updates

Price Freeze! 2019 SBCA Annual Conference Registration!

Take advantage of the Price "Freeze" on Annual Conference Registration until December 15th!
On March 13th, the event will kick off with a number of specialized workshops followed by a welcoming reception and the conference runs through March 15th.
The theme for 2019 is "Thinking about the Width and Breadth of Benefit-Cost Analysis."
Register today to join your friends and colleagues at the 2019 Annual Conference!


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The Society has been growing steadily since its inception in 2007, and our annual conference and other activities help us work toward our mission of working to promote and improve the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis.  

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In addition to your membership, consider making a donation to the SBCA. Your contribution helps to further the mission of the SBCA to advance the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis and related economic evaluation methods.

Gifts to the SBCA are fully tax deductible and support activities not covered by membership and conference fees. 

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2019 SBCA Membership Renewals

Be on the lookout for your 2019 renewal invoice via email!
We look forward to having your support and participation again in the coming year.

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A Message from the SBCA Executive Director

 As many of you may know, in February I became the executive  director of the Society.  I’m here to help you navigate the SBCA and all it offers to you as a member.  This could be accessing the new membership directory function or using the membership portal to read the latest issue of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.  I’m here with my team to ensure your experience with the Society meets all of your expectations.
Currently the Board of Directors is working hard to grow the membership of the Society and we could use your help. If your colleagues could benefit from membership in the Society or by attending the Annual Conference & Meeting, please pass their contact information to me and I’ll make sure they receive information on both membership and the conference.  Additionally we are also working to grow the Society’s Affiliate members. If you work for a private or academic institution that could benefit from Affiliate membership (, please let me know and I will help make that happen.  Our goal is to grow the Society to over 400 members and with your assistance, I’m confident the Society can reach this goal!
If you need to contact me please feel free to email me at or call me directly at 703-234-4139.  Additionally, Kevin Barr is also able to answer your Society membership and related questions. He may be reached at the same email address or directly at 703-234-4129.

Steve Jones, Executive Director

On Balance: Nudging Electricity Consumption

 November 14, 2018

 By Thomas J. Kniesner and  Galib Rustamov

 Nudges are all the rage in behavioral economics and public policy applications around the world because of their potential for doing good at little or no cost. Economists, including Kip Viscusi (2018), have begun examining previously unexplored sides of nudges including some involving energy consumption. An often employed nudge in the area of conserving energy and reducing pollution is the home energy report, where after a home energy survey a household receives a message, usually monthly, that compares its energy use to that of neighbors and suggests ways to reduce electric or gas use and, in turn, its carbon footprint. Each month the consuming unit can also see how its energy use compares to its own past usage too. The subtleties of the benefits of home energy surveys and home energy reports is the subject of a recent article, "Differential and Distributional Effects of Energy Efficiency Surveys"Evidence from Electricity Consumption” available open access at the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

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The Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis: Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 issue of the JBCA is available to members. 

      All SBCA members receive complimentary access to the JBCA through the SBCA Memberleap portal. Click below for the current Fall edition! 



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SBCA Newsletter - November 2018 Newsletter