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SBCA Annual Conference

The SBCA conference will be held online March 17-19 and March 22-24, 2021. Sessions will be spread throughout the day to facilitate participation across time zones. The program features an exciting mix of research presentations, roundtable discussions, innovative sessions, and plenary sessions with leading experts and as well as opportunities for networking. Registration is open.

We are pleased to announce a series of plenaries with leading experts on diverse topics. Examples include the following. 


On Balance Blog

On Balance: Publication Selection Biases in Stated Preference Estimates of the Value of a Statistical Life

February 18, 2021
By: W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt Law School

International studies valuing mortality risk changes often rely on stated preference estimates of the value of a statistical life (VSL). Because labor market data in most countries are not as reliable as the fatality rate statistics in the United States, stated preference evidence for the VSL provides a popular research strategy for obtaining country-specific estimates. Unfortunately, this article finds that this literature is subject to rampant publication selection effects, leading to huge biases in the estimated VSL levels. Read more 

Program Assessment Opportunity with the World Bank

The World Bank‘s Sustainable Development Practice Group (WB SDPG) is seeking consultant economists to carry out economic and financial analysis of investment projects in the following areas: agriculture and food; environment, natural resources, social development; urban development, disaster risk management, with climate change being a cross-cutting topic. 

If you have significant training and experience in analyzing the economic and financial viability of investments in any of these fields, we would like to invite you to register in the WB SDPG Roster of Consultant Project Economists by filling out an online questionnaire

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

JBCA Fall Issue Now Available

This issue features seven articles with specific and timely policies suggestions for the incoming Presidential administration in the U.S.

Volume 11 - Issue 2 of JBCA - Summer 2020

The issue presents a set of eight papers of much practical importance to the practice of benefit-cost analysis.

Volume 11 - Issue 1 of the JBCA Spring 2020

The spring 2020 edition of the Journal presents a collection of seven papers addressing the role of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)...

SBCA News

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Presenting a Session at ASSA 2021 Annual Meeting

Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis – Advice for a New Presidential Term -Panel Session- Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)- Hosted By: SOCIETY FOR BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS

Covid-19 BCA Resources

SBCA is currently dedicated to providing the latest and most informative information on COVID-19 Policy Benefit-Cost Resources.

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