February 2016
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Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

Please join or renew your membership today, to help support our mission and take advantage of our many member benefits. 

See our website for more details about our membership and Affiliate levels and associated benefits, and to join us for 2016. 

Register for Conference and Workshops

Register today to join us for the 2016 SBCA Conference and Workshops from March 16-18, 2016 in Washington, DC! 

Conference Registration

Workshop Registration

Workshops include:‚Äč
  • Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • Benefit-Cost Software for International Development Aid and Hazard Mitigation
  • Use of Expert Elicitation in Benefit-Cost Analyses
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis, Risk Assessment, and Regulatory Review
  • An Overview of Climate Change, its Impacts and the Social Cost of Carbon
  • Using RegData to Estimate the Cumulative Effects of Regulation and in Other Benefit-Cost Applications
The preliminary conference program is now available. Please note that this information is subject to change before the conference, and updates will be posted to the website.

This year's keynote address will be a discussion on benefit-cost analysis and regulatory reform with Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D) of North Dakota and Senator James Lankford (R) of Oklahoma, moderated by SBCA President Susan Dudley, during lunch on Thursday, March 17.

This is the final week to sign up as a sponsor, exhibitor or place a program ad. Please see our website for details and to sign up today.

We look forward to seeing you in March!

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

JBCA Volume 6: Issue 3 (Fall 2015) is the special issue on Benefit-Cost Analysis of Prevention and Intervention Programs for Youth and Young Adults guest edited by Margaret Kuklinski (University of Washington).

The issue includes an open-access article by Damon Jones, Lynn Karoly, Daniel Crowley, and Mark Greenberg titled “Considering Valuation of Non-Cognitive Skills in Benefit-Cost Analysis of Programs for Children.” It can be downloaded, reproduced and distributed in any medium with proper citation and is now available online.

To access this and previous issues of the JBCA, please visit our page on the Cambridge Press website. All SBCA members receive complimentary access to the JBCA; please contact us if you need a reminder of login instructions.

Forthcoming Spring 2016 is a special issue on [Ir]rationality, Happiness, and Benefit-Cost Analysis guest edited by Lisa A. Robinson (Harvard Center for Risk Analysis).  

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Thank you to our 2016 Organizational Affiliates

  • Exxon Mobil*
  • The Brattle Group
  • Eastern Research Group
  • Econometrica, Inc.*
  • George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center*
  • Industrial Economics, Incorporated*
  • Mathematica Policy Research*
  • NERA Economic Consulting*
  • Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Adminstration, George Washington University
* Charter affiliates

  • Environment Canada
  • Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia
  • Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • GRA, Incorporated
  • Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities, Cornell University
  • LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Optimity Advisors
  • School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
  • University of Kentucky Department of Economics
  • Vanderbilt University's Ph.D. Program in Law & Economics
Please visit our membership page for information about becoming a 2016 Organizational Affiliate and for a list of past Affiliates.
SBCA Newsletter - February 2016