June 2017
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SBCA Membership

SBCA 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)
  • And much more!

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 sbcainfo@uw.edu:
  • 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.  

Job Postings on SBCA Website

As a reminder, SBCA accepts benefit-cost related job announcements and funding opportunities to share on our website's Career Listings page. 

To suggest a listing, please email the following to sbcainfo@uw.edu:
  • Job title, employer name, and employer location or funding opportunity and name of funding organization
  • Application deadline
  • Brief description (500 characters or less, including spaces)
  • Link to website or contact for more information

Save the Date: 2018 Conference and Workshops

SBCA's 10th Annual Conference and Workshops are coming! 

When: March 14-16, 2018
Where: GWU Marvin Center, Washington, DC

If you are interested in serving on the Program Committee, please contact us.

Our call for submissions for the conference and workshops will open in August. Please watch our website for more details as they emerge: https://benefitcostanalysis.org/2018-annual-conference

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

The Spring 2017 issue of the JBCA is now available and includes the following:
  • “The Efficiency Potential in Social Programs: Accounting for Heterogeneity in Benefit-Cost Analysis” by Nicolai Kristensen, Christophe Kolodziejczyka, Iben Bolviga, and Kurt Houlberga
  • “Evaluating Willingness to Pay as a Measure of the Impact of Dyslexia in Adults” by Daniel Herrera-Araujo, Bennett Shaywitz, John Holahan, Karen Marchione, Reissa Michaels, Sally Shaywitz, and James K. Hammitt
  • “On the Distributional Implications of Safe Drinking Water Standards” by Dennis C. Cory and Lester D. Taylor
  • “A Simple GDP-Based Model for Public Investment at Risk” by Bernard Lapeyre and Emile Quinet
  • “Potential Barriers to Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings: The Case of Supermarket Refrigeration” by Heather Klemick, Elizabeth Kopits, and Ann Wolverton
All SBCA members receive complimentary access to the JBCA; please contact us with any questions.
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Request for Proposals for Administrative Services to Support the SBCA

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) seeks the services of a firm, institution, or organization to provide administrative support and coordination for its administrative operations, including but not limited to: membership recordkeeping and maintenance; annual conference, workshops and other meetings; coordination with the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis; development activities; and other mutually agreed upon tasks.

We are committed to growing the Society in terms of its membership, conference attendance, and overall influence on benefit-cost analysis. We plan to pursue this mission throughout the world, although our current activities focus predominantly on the United States and Europe. We look for a management organization that will help us pursue our mission and planned growth.

More details are available on our website here: Request for Proposals

Bids must be emailed before 11:59 pm EDT on July 15, 2017 to: Craig Thornton, Treasurer, Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, cthornton@mathematica-mpr.com

Thank you to our 2017 Organizational Affiliates

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

  • Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington
  • Exxon Mobil*
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Frank Batten School, University of Virginia
  • Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities, Cornell University
  • Labour Program, Employment and Social Development Canada
  • LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
  • University of Kentucky Gatton College Department of Economics
  • Vanderbilt University's Ph.D. Program in Law & Economics
If your organization was an affiliate last year, please remember to renew your membership.

Please visit our membership page for information about becoming a 2017 Organizational Affiliate and for a list of past Affiliates.
SBCA Newsletter - June 2017