Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis The Society of Benefit-Cost Analysis works to promote and improve the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis.
The Society of Benefit-Cost Analysis is an international, multi-disciplinary association working to promote and improve the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis. Our members work in government, academia, nonprofits, and the private sector and address a wide range of policy issues.

#SBCA2020 is quickly approaching! Be sure to register today to take part in the biggest benefit-cost analysis Conference...
02/05/2020

#SBCA2020 is quickly approaching! Be sure to register today to take part in the biggest benefit-cost analysis Conference to date. For more information on the Conference and Workshops: http://ow.ly/MeZy50yehhB

Catch the latest OnBalance Blog "Monetizing Bowser" by Dave Weimer. "As dogs do not freely make tradeoffs between risks ...
02/04/2020

Catch the latest OnBalance Blog "Monetizing Bowser" by Dave Weimer. "As dogs do not freely make tradeoffs between risks and wages in labor markets, I suggested that finding a value of statistical dog life would likely require a contingent valuation study." http://ow.ly/McR150ydfKd

LAST CHANCE. Save $80 when you register today only for #SBCA2020 Annual Conference and Workshops. Join your colleagues i...
01/31/2020

LAST CHANCE. Save $80 when you register today only for #SBCA2020 Annual Conference and Workshops. Join your colleagues in what promises to be an opportunity worth experiencing. For more info: http://ow.ly/3myu50ya7FE

Join your peers! #SBCA2020 offers more value and opportunity than ever before. Be sure to register today as the Early Bi...
01/30/2020

Join your peers! #SBCA2020 offers more value and opportunity than ever before. Be sure to register today as the Early Bird Registration ends tomorrow! For more info on the Conference: http://ow.ly/Qoca50y9yjn

Interested in learning from and engaging with the leading experts in benefit-cost analysis? #SBCA2020 is the forum for y...
01/30/2020

Interested in learning from and engaging with the leading experts in benefit-cost analysis? #SBCA2020 is the forum for you. Join your peers at this dynamic, educational Conference. View the preliminary program here: http://ow.ly/p5Zq50y97d1

01/29/2020

Looking Backward Looking Inward Looking @ Birds. Talk of CBA justification of Clean Power Plan; retrospective cost analyses; econ vs. ethics & Sicilian birds includes Maria deSalva of @uni_ct, Caroina Arlota, @UofOklahomaLaw, Elizabeth Kopits, @EPA, Timothy Brennan, @UMBaltimore

01/29/2020

Don Kenkel of @Cornell to lead roundtable with Cornell’s Hua Wang, @WKipViscusi of @VanderbiltU, @mikepesko of @GeorgiaStateU & Foundation for a Smoke Free World’s Ayda Yurekli on BCA implications for vaping product market. #SBCA2020 #benefitcost

01/29/2020

Challenges in Public Decision Making. Discussion of water/oil economics in Midwest; public procurement law & transparency in agency benefit-cost analysis will include @GeorgeMasonU Caroline Cecot, @YaleLawSch Desiree Klinger & @NDSU_PVYB18 Joshua Erickson. @CarolineCecot

01/29/2020

EO 13771 Food Safety Regulation BCAs. Linda Abbott & Sandra Hoffman of @USDA lead panel discussing BCA involvement with amendment of egg product inspection; swine slaughter & cleaning rules & slaughtered carcass inspection timelines. #SBCA2020

Register for #SBCA2020 before the Jan 31 deadline to receive the Early Bird Registration rate! Visit our site to learn m...
01/28/2020

Register for #SBCA2020 before the Jan 31 deadline to receive the Early Bird Registration rate! Visit our site to learn more about the Conference and Workshops: http://ow.ly/nnB650y75vx

01/24/2020

Moving Applications. Discussion of BCA’s institutional dimension in transport; economics of aviation consumer protection & distance decay parameters will include Centre for Industrial Studies’ Matteo Pedralli, @USDOT Deborah Aiken & Ana Frutos, @imperialcollege #SBCA2020

01/24/2020

Valuing Greenhouse Gas Reductions. Discussion of Chinese Low Carbon Policy; the social cost of carbon & climate impact meta-analysis will include Bing Zhang, @njuniversity; Alexander Golub, @AmericanU & @nyulaw Peter Howard #SBCA2020

01/24/2020

Perspectives on Equity. Discussion of humane benefit-cost decisions; why decision processes matter & efficiently compensating losers to include Howard Shelanski of @GeorgetownLaw & @MathPolResearch alumnus & SBCA President Thornton #SBCA2020

01/24/2020

Food & Agriculture. Discussion of agriculture & nutrition intervention in Malawi & UK food business delivery regulatory control to include Aulo Gelli of @IFPRI. #SBCA2020

01/23/2020

Challenges & Successes in Federally Funded Health Policy Studies. Sue Hamman, @NIH leads panel discussion of economic assessment of work injury & illness; benefits of ambulance re-design & attribution in economic study of biomedical research @CDCgov

01/23/2020

Assessing Large Infrastructure Investment. Discussion of coastal resilience investment, port infrastructure, economics of physics on infrastructure & agglomeration calculation led by @WorldBank Tijen Arin, Chis Eshleman of @PANYNJ & Imperial College’s Daniel Graham @CSIL_DEv

01/23/2020

Fire, Pests & Biodiversity. Dallas Wood of @RTI_Intl, Paul Mwebaze of @ucdavis & Scott Cole of EnviroEconomics Sweden talk climate change impact on size & cost of wildfires, limiting spread of fire ants in the U.S. & public acceptance in trading resource loss for resource gain.

01/22/2020

Social-Welfare Function in Policy Analysis. Lisa Robinson, @HarvardChanSPH leads panel w/ @DukeU Law's Matt Adler & Harvard’s James Hammit & JP Sevilla that looks at valuing mortality risk reduction using social welfare & value of vaccination.

01/22/2020

Analyzing & Presenting Uncertainty in Benefit-Cost Analysis. Craig Thornton leads roundtable w/ @SusanEDudley of @GWtweets, Nancy Bergeron of Measurement Canada, David Long of Princeton Policy Associates, Clark Nardinelli of SBCA & Randall Lutter of @UVA

01/22/2020

Healthcare Costs. Medicare Part D’s impact on mortality; fall-injury charges in emergency rooms; using discharge data to estimate cost of illness & cost effect of hospital-physician integration. @bookgirl_kt @bookgirl_kt @marymountu @USDA @wesleyan_u

01/21/2020

Transportation, Social Welfare & Distributional Effects. Cost effectiveness & distributional impact in Morocco; economic efficiency of transport policy preferences; estimating wider North American economic benefits & transport route impact on welfare gains. @TSEinfo

01/21/2020

The Year in Review & Costs of Major 2019 Rules. SBCA’s Clark Nardinelli leads panel that looks at impact of new government rules & their significance for benefit-cost analysis. #SBCA2020 #benefitcostanalysis

01/20/2020

Social Program Evaluation. Sibabrata Das, @IMFNews, Hayley Rahl-Brigman, U of Minn, Mattew Baird, @RANDCorporation & Tamara Lee of VA look at Job Ladder Model of Education, PMTO-ADAPT Program, training for disadvantaged workers & telehealth services. #SBCA2020 @hayleyrahlbrig1

01/20/2020

Highway, Infrastructure Investment. Dainmon of @waseda_univ, Molyneaux of Millennium Challenge Corp & de Melo Filhio of EPL look at BCA in gender empowerment w/in rural road improvement, HDM-4 to reduce costs/add precision & Brazilian Transport Infrastructure. #SBCA2020

01/17/2020

Electric BenefitCost Analysis. Majid Hashemi of @ClemsonUniv, Glenn Jenkins of @EasternMediter1, Marin Heintzelman of @ClarksonUniv & Avi Zeven of @nyulaw address shortages, cost overruns, tolerance of solar & regulating transition #SBCA2020 @MJD_Hashemi @martinheintzel @azevin

01/17/2020

Surviving Judicial Review. Jen Baxter leads panel w/ Jon Wiener, Duke Law, Bethany DavisNoll, @nyulaw, John Graham, Indiana U & Jerry Ellig, @GWtweets. Discussion includes Trump regulatory policy, economic analysis & litigation risk #SBCA2020 @bdavisnoll @ElligJerry @IEcConsults

01/17/2020

Value of Health. Discussion of minimizing error in disease burden reduction;, early childhood impact on adult health & value of avoiding cancer risks will include @abtassociates Matt LaPenta, @UMNews Judy Temple & Ted Miller, @PacificResearch #SBCA2020

05/10/2019
Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government created a video montage of the JBCA Special Issue — Benefit-Cost Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Methods and Case Studies. Check out the 2019 JBCA Special issue here - http://bit.ly/2HcgqC4

Conducting Benefit-Cost Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Read the paper here: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/publications/awp/awp109

Investing in global health and development requires making difficult choices about what policies to pursue and what level of resources to devote to different initiatives. Methods of economic evaluation are well established and widely used to quantify and compare the impacts of alternative investments. However, if not well conducted and clearly reported, these evaluations can lead to erroneous conclusions. Differences in analytic methods and assumptions can obscure important differences in impacts. To increase the comparability of these evaluations, improve their quality, and expand their use, this special issue includes a series of papers developed to support reference case guidance for benefit-cost analysis. In this introductory article, the authors discuss the background and context for this work, summarize the process they are following, describe the overall framework, and introduce the articles that follow.

Browse M-RCBG’s complete Associate Working Paper series here: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/publications/awp

SBCA has posted the 2019 Conference Abstracts! View them here - https://benefitcostanalysis.org/2019-conference-agenda-a...
03/29/2019
2019 Conference Agenda and Abstracts | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

SBCA has posted the 2019 Conference Abstracts! View them here - https://benefitcostanalysis.org/2019-conference-agenda-and-abstracts . If you presented and would like your PowerPoint posted on the website, please send the permission sheet to the SBCA "info" email account! Thank you to everyone who participated/presented/spoke at this years Conference!

Please find below the preliminary agenda and abstracts for the 2019 Annual Conference and Meeting: Thinking About the Width and Breadth of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

SBCA has posted the 2019 Conference Abstracts! View them here - https://benefitcostanalysis.org/2019-conference-agenda-a...
03/29/2019
2019 Conference Agenda and Abstracts | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

SBCA has posted the 2019 Conference Abstracts! View them here - https://benefitcostanalysis.org/2019-conference-agenda-and-abstracts . If you presented and would like your PowerPoint posted on the website, please send the permission sheet to the SBCA "info" email account! Thank you to everyone who participated/presented/spoke at this years Conference!

Please find below the preliminary agenda and abstracts for the 2019 Annual Conference and Meeting: Thinking About the Width and Breadth of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center
03/25/2019
George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center

George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center

If you're looking for some reading material this weekend in-between the college basketball games, check out our latest publications!

-- Julie Balla provides a recap of Cass Sunstein's remarks at the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis' annual meeting:
https://regulatorystudies.columbian.gwu.edu/regulatory-sludge-reducing-paperwork-burdens-preserve-our-time

-- A series of essays on, "Policy Analysis for Uncertain Futures," dives into the risks of events like cyber & nuclear war, climate change, terrorism, and food-borne illnesses, and the trade-offs policymakers face when trying to prevent them:
https://regulatorystudies.columbian.gwu.edu/working-paper-series-adapting-policy-analysis-uncertain-futures

#MarchMadness #FirstWeekOfSpring

03/20/2019

Special Thank You to all of the SBCA 11th Annual Conference & Meeting speakers, presenters, and participants! The SBCA has added a collection of photos of the Conference for everyone to view! #SBCA2019

SBCA 11th Annual Conference
03/20/2019

SBCA 11th Annual Conference

Collection of photos from the SBCA's 11th Annual Conference & Meeting

03/06/2019

View the #SBCA2019 Final Program! Conference is only 1 week away!

https://benefitcostanalysis.org/sites/default/files/2019%20Annual%20Conference_Program_Final.3.5.19.pdf

02/27/2019

The theme of #SBCA2019 is "Thinking About the Width and Breadth of Benefit-Cost Analysis."

What does that mean to the Society?

The theme recognizes that benefit-cost analysis is not a narrow guide to investment projects but in fact covers the whole range of private and public evaluations and decisions. As the panels in this year’s conference show, benefit-cost analysis applies globally, speaking both geographically and by subject matter. The subjects for benefit-cost analysis include climate change, investment in infrastructure, health disparities, economic development around the world, monetary reforms, tax policies, the safety of workers and food and much else. Thinking about benefits and costs is how we assess social well-being.

*NEW* SBCA On Balance Blog Post: "On Balance: Can Cost Benefit Analysis Tell Us If Our City Should Host the Olympics? It...
02/13/2019
On Balance: Can Cost Benefit Analysis Tell Us If Our City Should Host the Olympics? It Does. But Could Do It Better. | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

*NEW* SBCA On Balance Blog Post: "On Balance: Can Cost Benefit Analysis Tell Us If Our City Should Host the Olympics? It Does. But Could Do It Better." by Jérôme Massiani.

There is growing skepticism among both academics and government officials about the benefits of large-scale sport and cultural events. Although Input-Output (IO) has long been the dominant approach to estimating the impacts of these events, the method faces criticism for both its lack of realism and the incompleteness of its results. Consequently, economists have begun to turn to two alternative approaches: computable general equilibrium (CGE) and cost-benefit analysis. These approaches can take into account effects not captured within an IO framework. They also often produce strikingly different results than those obtained using an IO model. This post reports some preliminary results from ongoing research evaluating nearly 60 studies that use cost-benefit methods to evaluate events. More complete results will be presented at the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference in March 2019.

Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/2tlyPF2

There is growing skepticism among both academics and government officials about the benefits of large-scale sport and cultural events. Although Input-Output (IO) has long been the dominant approach to estimating the impacts of these events, the method faces criticism for both its lack of realism and...

#SBCA2019 Interested in learning how to develop your own Benefit-Cost models? Join us at our Workshop on March 13, 2019 ...
02/12/2019

#SBCA2019 Interested in learning how to develop your own Benefit-Cost models? Join us at our Workshop on March 13, 2019 to learn how!

Register here: http://bit.ly/sbcaworkshops

This Workshop is organized by Michael Wilson, MWConsulting
Policy makers often decide where to invest limited tax revenues without having a way to estimate the expected return on that investment. Benefit-cost analysis, however, can provide policy makers with an estimate of the benefits of investing in a given program or policy. This seminar will provide a step-by-step description of the methodology used to create a benefit-cost model for programs and policies designed to reduce crime. We will discuss how to estimate tax payer and victimization costs of crime, and also how to use an effect size of a program to determine the estimated number of crimes avoided and the estimated benefit of avoiding them.

This seminar is designed to be very practical, giving analysts the resources to understand and develop their own benefit-cost models. The workshop is designed for analysts with beginner to intermediate level experience in the field of criminal justice policy analysis.

Don't forget to register for the Conference as well! We hope to see you there!

#SBCA2019 Interested in learning how to develop your own Benefit-Cost models? Join us at our Workshop on March 13, 2019 ...
02/08/2019

#SBCA2019 Interested in learning how to develop your own Benefit-Cost models? Join us at our Workshop on March 13, 2019 to learn how! Register here: http://bit.ly/sbcaworkshops

#SBCA2019 How can you effectively bring Benefit-Cost results to government officials? Join our Workshop on March 13, 201...
02/07/2019

#SBCA2019 How can you effectively bring Benefit-Cost results to government officials? Join our Workshop on March 13, 2019. Register here: http://bit.ly/sbcaworkshops

#SBCA2019 Want to learn how to use Meta-Analysis in Benefit-Cost Modeling? Register for our Workshop on March 13, 2019 h...
02/06/2019

#SBCA2019 Want to learn how to use Meta-Analysis in Benefit-Cost Modeling? Register for our Workshop on March 13, 2019 here:
http://bit.ly/sbcaworkshops

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