Call for Submissions - 2019 Conference and Workshops

SBCA 2019 Annual ConferenceThe Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is accepting abstracts and workshop proposals for participation in our 2019 annual conference. Abstracts and proposals are due October 26, 2018. Conference registration is opening soon.

Celebrating 25 Years of Executive Order 12866

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of EO 12866, the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis is co-sponsoring a forum with the George Washington University (GW) Regulatory Studies Center, the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association, and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration at GW. The forum, to be held on the GWU campus on the afternoon of September 24, will feature panels addressing the past, present, and future of EO 12866.  Be sure to mark your calendar.

Monday September 24; 1:30 to 5:30 pm

Reception to follow

Additional information and to register (free), click here

Invitation to Apply for the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award

The SBCA invites applications 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. Information about eligibility and the application process is available at: https://benefitcostanalysis.org/sbca-outstanding-dissertation-award. Submissions are due on October 1, 2018.

Membership Passes Two Bylaw Changes

By overwhelming margins, the SBCA membership voted to make two changes to the Society’s bylaws. The first approved change, by an 87-0 vote, moves the organization’s fiscal year from the current period of July 1 through June 30 to a (new) period of January 1 through December 31.

The second Bylaw change, by an 84 – 3 vote, changes the individual membership year from a fixed period of January 1 through December 3,1 to a rolling twelve-month period that depends on the date an individual member joins the Society.  Renewals will now be based on the anniversary date of when a member joins the Society.

On Balance

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