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)
Founding Institution: Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington