September 2016
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SBCA sessions at WEAI International

1/3/2016- 1/6/2016

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Casa Central campus
Santiago, Chile

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  • 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!

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:

Announcing the 2017 Annual Conference Program Committee and Workshop Subcommittee

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Annual Conference Program Committee and Workshop Subcommittee:

Program Committee:
  • Lynn Karoly, Chair (RAND Corporation)
  • Daniel Acland (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Luc Baumstark (University of Lyon)
  • Susan Dudley (The George Washington University)
  • Margaret Kuklinski (University of Washington)
  • David Luskin (U.S. Department of Transportation)
  • John Mendeloff (University of Pittsburgh)
  • George Parsons (University of Delaware)
  • Emile Quinet (École des Ponts ParisTech)
  • Anne Smith (NERA Economic Consulting)
  • Fran Sussman (ICF International)
  • Judy Temple (University of Minnesota)
  • Craig Thornton (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)
  • Jack Wells (retired - U.S. Department of Transportation)

Workshop Subcommittee:
  • Gary VanLandingham, Chair (The Pew Charitable Trusts)
  • Susan Dudley (The George Washington University)
  • Lynn Karoly (RAND Corporation)
  • Lisa Robinson (Harvard University)
  • Aylin Sertkaya (Eastern Research Group, Inc.)
  • Kip Viscusi (Vanderbilt University)
  • Darcy White (The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Audio will be available for Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Courts

Thank you for your enthusiastic response to the Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Courts symposium on October 11, 2016! The symposium is now sold out, but an audio recording will be made available for those who cannot attend in person. 

More details coming soon on our website.

Summer issue of Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis available now

The Summer 2016 issue of the JBCA is available now and has a new look!

The issue includes:
  • "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
  • "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 the newly redesigned Cambridge Press website for this issue and previous issues of the JBCA, please visit our page. All SBCA members receive complimentary access to the JBCA; please contact us with any questions.

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SBCA sessions at SEA Annual Conference

SBCA sessions at SEA Annual Conference

JW Marriott Washington DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis is an organizational affiliate of the Southern Economics Association. At SEA’s annual conference and meetings in November, SBCA has organized a panel on “Policy Analysis for Uncertain Events.” Plan to join your fellow SBCA members for the discussion on Monday, November 21, at 8:00 AM. We’ll provide the donuts! Panelists include Tim Brennan, Joe Cordes, Susan Dudley, Ali Gungor, Jim Scouras and Jonathan Weiner.

Please visit the SEA Annual Conference website for more information.

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. 
SBCA Newsletter - September 2016