Increasing the Utility of Benefit-Cost Analysis
Fifth Annual Conference and Meeting of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis
Overview: The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis welcomed over 170 attendees to its fifth annual conference and meeting on February 21-22, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Conference participants spent two days attending 24 panels on a variety of topics, listening to a keynote speech by Arnold Harberger, and networking with a blend of practitioners, scholars, and government representatives who work in benefit-cost analysis. An off-site dinner reception sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation allowed for further one-on-one discussions on Thursday, February 21, and the annual meeting of the Society membership occurred during lunch on Friday, February 22.
Where: FHI360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW (Dupont Circle), Washington, D.C.
When: February 21-22, 2013
Early Bird - before January 16
Regular - after January 16
Online registration is closed. Remaining spaces may be available for walk-in registration on the day of the conference. Note that any on-site registrations will carry an additional $30 processing fee.
Thursday, February 21
Friday, February 22
View the full panel schedule online, now with links to download presentations.
A hotel block has been reserved at the Washington Hilton Hotel, which is adjacent to the conference center. We are pleased to offer conference attendees a discounted rate of $159 per night. Please use the following link to reserve your room: Hilton Hotel Block. You may also call the hotel at 202.483.3000 and mention "Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis."
Download Lodging and Area Info for full details on hotel accommodations and the Dupont Circle area.
Conference Planning Committee: David Weimer, Coordinator (University of Wisconsin), Lisa Robinson (Indepedent Consultant), Trudy Ann Cameron (University of Oregon), Joseph Cordes (The George Washington University), Clark Nardinelli (FDA), Kip Viscusi (Vanderbilt)
Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities, Cornell University
LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Vanderbilt Law & Economics
Founding Institution: Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington