August 2018 Newsletter
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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

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

Thinking About the Width and Breadth of Benefit-Cost Analysis

The Society’s 11th Annual Conference and Workshops are coming in March. The theme for 2019 is “Thinking About the Width and Breadth of Benefit-Cost Analysis.”  The Program Committee welcomes submissions on all topics, and especially encourage proposals for panels, roundtables, and presentations on Communicating Benefit-Cost Analysis, Teaching Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Benefits and Costs Beyond the Beltway.
11th Annual Conference and Meeting
GWU Marvin Center
March 13 – 15, 2019
Washington, DC

Send submissions to the attention of Steve Jones at

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.  

Click Below to Learn About Member Benefits:

SBCA membership

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

Milan Summer School - 8th Edition

Cost Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects - Principles and Sector Applications

September 10 - 14

An intensive and participative learning experience focused on the appraisal (Cost Benefit Analysis, CBA) of major infrastructure projects, with a focus on those asking for co-financing under the European Structural and Investment Funds in the programming period 2014-2020.  To learn more about it click here.

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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On Balance: Reporting back: the World Congress for Environmental and Resource Economists in Gothenburg, Sweden

August 15, 2018

By Sonja Kolstoe
 Gothenburg, Sweden hosted the 2018 World Congress for Environmental and Resource Economists, which met from June 25-29, 2018. The five-day conference was held at the School of Business, Economics, and Law, which is part of the University of Gothenburg. The conference was made possible by the joint effort of three major economics associations: the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), the East Asian AERE (EAAERE), and the European AERE (EAERE).
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Call for Submissions for Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Outstanding Dissertation Award

The SBCA invites submissions for the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award. This is a new award established to recognize outstanding work by promising new researchers in the field. The award is accompanied by a $1,000 cash prize and the winner will be recognized at the SBCA annual meeting. In addition, recipients will be encouraged to submit a paper based on their dissertation to the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. The paper will undergo the standard journal peer-review process. The dissertation may be primarily focused on the theory and/or application of benefit-cost analysis, or it may be contained in a portion of the work (e.g., a subset of the chapters of the dissertation or one paper of a multi-paper dissertation).

Information about eligibility and the application process is available on the SBCA website. Submissions are due on October 1, 2018.


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.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us here. 


The Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis: Summer 2018

The Summer 2018 issue of the JBCA is available to members. 

 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.

2018 JBCA Editor Search

The SBCA is seeking a new editor or team of co-editors for its flagship journal, the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis (JBCA), to serve a three-year renewable term beginning in January 2019. For details on the Call for Proposals, please visit the editor search page. Applications are due on October 15, 2018.

Application Process
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.
SBCA Newsletter - August 2018 Newsletter