June 2018 Newsletter
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Changes to SBCA Bylaws

During its meeting on May 18, 2018, the SBCA Board of Directors (“Board”) approved by unanimous vote two motions to change the organization’s bylaws. The two proposals included:
  1. Proposed Change 1: Change the Society’s fiscal year from the current period of July 1 through June 30 to a new period of January 1 through December 31.
     
  2. Proposed Change 2: Change the Society’s individual membership year from the current fixed period of January 1 through December 31 to a rolling twelve-month period that depends on the date an individual member joins the Society (“anniversary date basis”).
To read more about it, click here. 

A Call for Nominations for Board of Directors!

Interested in becoming more involved in SBCA activities? Consider running to be a member of the Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the governance of the Society; members serve on committees and participate in periodic conference calls and meetings.

Current and previous members are listed online.

The Board is also seeking nominations for Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. For more information click here. 

Nominations are due no later than June 15, 2018, and should be emailed to info@benefitcostanalysis.org.  

 

Membership Benefits

The Society has been growing steadily since its inception in 2007, and our annual conference and other activities help us work toward our mission of working to promote and improve the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis.  

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SBCA membership

Please contact Steve Jones, Executive Director with any renewal issues or questions. 
 

Donate to SBCA

In addition to your membership, consider making a donation to the SBCA. Your contribution helps to further the mission of the SBCA to advance the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis and related economic evaluation methods.

Gifts to the SBCA are fully tax deductible and support activities not covered by membership and conference fees. 

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2018 JBCA Editor Search

The Society seeks an editor who will continue to raise the profile of the journal with its intended audiences, broaden the submissions from academics and practitioners, and maintain the highest standards for rigor and relevance.

Application Process
Applications are due October 1, 2018. An application should include the following items:
1.  Curriculum vita for the proposed editor and any proposed co-editor or associate editors.
2.  A short statement (1 – 2 pages) reviewing the qualifications of the proposed editor(s) and indicating their motivation for becoming JBCA editor. 
3.  A short statement (1 – 2 pages) of editorial goals and philosophy, as well as plans for serving journal audiences.
4.  A letter of support from the applicant’s home institution, noting institutional contributions in terms of faculty release time, graduate or undergraduate student assistance, office staff personnel, and editorial team office space, among other contributions.

Please send application materials to the Journal Search Committee, care of Steven Jones.

On Balance: Communicating about Benefit-Cost Analysis

June 13, 2018

By Kerry Krutilla

 It is challenging to explain benefit-cost analysis (BCA) to the general public or to members of other professions lacking sufficient knowledge of—and appreciation for—applied microeconomics. This post discusses the nature of this challenge, and raises the question: should the SBCA develop a more concerted communications strategy to better explain the fundamental concepts of the discipline and their practical application?


Afterword from Clark Nardinelli:  
The Program Committee for the 2019 annual conference encourages proposals for panels, roundtables, and presentations on Communicating Benefit-Cost Analysis. Proposals and sessions on developing communication materials, past communication tools and efforts, or proposed communication materials are all welcome. 


Click Here to Read More
 

Save the Date!

SBCA's 2019 Annual Conference and Meeting will be held on 
March 13 – 15, 2019 in 
Washington, DC at the George Washington University's Marvin Center

Stay tuned for more details

This conference provides an opportunity for Society members and others in the field to present and explore cutting-edge scholarship.
 

A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Program Committee | Program Logistics for Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis
2019 Annual Conference


You’re invited to volunteer for Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis’ Program Committee! We are looking for volunteers that would like to support the Program Committee to manage and develop unique sessions for the 2019 annual conference.


The Program Committee for the 2019 annual conference encourages proposals for panels, roundtables, and presentations on Communicating Benefit-Cost Analysis. Proposals and sessions on developing communication materials, past communication tools and efforts, or proposed communication materials are all welcome. 

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:

info@benefitcostanalysis.org

The Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis: Spring 2018 Issue

 All SBCA members receive complimentary access to the JBCA through the SBCA Memberleap portal. Click below for the current Spring edition! 

 

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

SBCA Newsletter - June 2018 Newsletter