July 2017
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Join the Conference Program Committee

If you are interested in serving on the Program Committee for the 2018 Annual Conference and Meeting, please contact us

The Program Committee is responsible for reviewing the submissions for sessions or individual papers for the annual meeting, identifying those that provide the best fit in terms of subject matter and quality, and helping to organize the final program. The review period is between mid-October to early December. We also have a small committee that reviews and selects workshop proposals. 

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

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 Summer 2017 issue of the JBCA is nearly complete and will include the following:
  • "China’s Cap on Coal and the Efficiency of Local Interventions: A Benefit-Cost Analysis of Phasing out Coal in Power Plants and in Households in Beijing" by Yana Jin, Henrik Andersson, and Shiqiu Zhang
  • "Consumer’s Guide to Regulatory Impact Analysis: Ten Tips for Being an Informed Policymaker" by Susan Dudley, Richard Belzer, Glenn Blomquist, Timothy Brennan, Christopher Carrigan, Joseph Cordes, Louis A. Cox, Arthur Fraas, John Graham, George Gray, James Hammitt, Kerry Krutilla, Peter Linquiti, Randall Lutter, Brian Mannix, Stuart Shapiro, Anne Smith, W. Kip Viscusi, and Richard Zerbe
    (Open Access)
  • Symposium on “Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions in Low‐ and Middle‐Income Countries”
    • "Estimating the Values of Mortality Risk Reductions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" by Lisa A. Robinson
    • "Extrapolating the Value per Statistical Life between Populations: Theoretical Implications" by James K. Hammitt
    • "Income Elasticity and the Global Value of a Statistical Life" by W. Kip Viscusi and Clayton Masterman (Open Access)
    • "Building a Set of Internationally Comparable VSL Studies: Estimates of Chinese Willingness to Pay to Reduce Mortality Risk" by Sandra Hoffmann, Alan Krupnick, and Ping Qin
All SBCA members receive complimentary access to the JBCA; please contact us with any questions.

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 - July 2017