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SBCA workshop faculty include world-class authorities from the field of benefit-cost analysis. To enhance the online learning experience, each workshop will be spread over multiple days and provide opportunities for direct engagement with faculty.

On Balance Blog

Measuring Social Welfare

By Matthew Adler, Duke University

Measuring Social Welfare: An Introduction (Oxford University Press 2019) is an overview of the social welfare function (SWF) framework for policy analysis. The book covers the underlying theory of SWFs in some detail, here drawing upon both welfare economics and the philosophical literature on well-being and distributive justice. Measuring Social Welfare also demonstrates how SWFs can be used as a practical policymaking tool. Read more

Call for Blog Submissions

SBCA's On Balance blog of Society for Benefit Cost Analysis provides a venue for members and other practitioners to share their research, experiences, and perspectives on various issues relevant to benefit-cost analysis. We encourage all interested in benefit cost analysis to submit pitches or completed draft blog posts.

Before submitting your pitch or draft blog post, please review Submission Guidelines for Authors, which also includes a description of sample feature types and lengths and a style guide for posts.

Pitches and draft blog posts may be emailed to Please include your name, organizational affiliation and a recent headshot.  

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

JBCA Spring 2021 Issue Now Available

The issue contains selected papers from the First European Meeting of the SBCA plus other papers on key BCA topics.

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.


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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