August 2016
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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 and Climate Change 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 Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware
  • 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.

Call for Submissions: 2017 Conference and Workshops

SBCA's Ninth Annual Conference and Workshops are coming! 

When: March 15-17, 2017
Where: GWU Marvin Center, Washington, DC

Our call for submissions for the conference and workshops is now open.
Please visit our website for more details and to submit your proposals:

Save the Date: Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Courts

Please save the afternoon of October 11, 2016, for Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Courts, a symposium jointly hosted by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and the GW Regulatory Studies Center. It will take place at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 

The symposium will feature a presentation by Cass Sunstein (Harvard University) and a panel discussion moderated by Judge Stephen Williams, with remarks from Caroline Cecot (NYU Institute for Policy Integrity), Jerry Ellig (Mercatus Center at George Mason University), Emily Hammond (GW Law School), and Paul Noe (American Forest & Paper Association).

More details and RSVP information will be available soon on our website.

Next issue of Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis coming soon

The summer issue of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis will be out in the coming weeks, and three of the articles are available on the JBCA website now under the First View tab. The issue will include:
  • "A Simple Stated Preference Tool for Estimating the Value of Travel Time in Rural Africa" by Joseph Cook, Peter Kimuyu, Annalise Blum, and Josephine Gatua (open access)
  • "Hedonic Vices: Fixing Inferences about Willingness-To- Pay in Recent House-Value Studies" by John Yinger and Nguyen-Hoang 
  • “The Private and Social Benefits of Double Majors” by Alison Del Rossi and Joni Hersch
  • “How Effective Are Federally Mandated Information Disclosures?” by Arthur Fraas and Randall Lutter
  • “Bureaucratic Benefit-Cost Analysis and Policy Controversy” by Ryan P. Scott, Tyler A. Scott, and Richard Zerbe
To access current 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 with any questions.

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Working Papers Reminder

The next issue of our new working paper series will go out soon! We welcome submissions from current SBCA members. 

Please send your submissions in the following format to Erika Dowd at
  • Title
  • Author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Abstract
  • Link to paper online
The Society shares these papers as a service to its members and the benefit-cost analysis community. The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis does not edit the papers before sharing and circulation of a working paper does not constitute endorsement by the Society of any of its content.  

Please contact us with any questions. To join as a member, visit our website. We look forward to receiving and sharing your work. 

Has Your Membership Lapsed? Have You Not Yet Joined the Society?

Become a new member or renew your membership and receive membership benefits for the rest of 2016 and for 2017 at the cost of a one-year membership!

Members receive the following benefits:
  • Discounted registration for the Society’s annual conference
  • Complementary digital access to the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • Submission of papers to the SBCA Working Paper Series
  • Announcements about Society events and reduced fees (where applicable)
  • Access to member contact information
Visit our member portal to check your membership status, become a new member, or renew your membership today!
SBCA Newsletter - August 2016