Inside SBCA

January 17, 2017

Southern Economic Association (SEA) Annual Meeting:

SBCA organized a panel at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting on Monday, November 21, which was chaired by Tim Brennan (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) on “Policy Analysis for Uncertain Events” with remarks from:

  • Jim Scouras (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab) on “Nuclear War as a Global Catastrophic Risk”
  • Ali Gungor (U.S. Coast Guard) on “How to Regulate for ‘Black Swan’ Events? Capturing the Highly Unlikely in a Regulatory Context”
  • Susan Dudley (The George Washington University) on “Dynamic Benefit-Cost Analyses for Uncertain Futures”
  • Jonathan Wiener (Duke University) on "The Tragedy of the Uncommons: On the Politics of Apocalypse"

The discussant was Joe Cordes (The George Washington University).

The photo above shows SBCA leaders, from left to right: JBCA Editor Glenn Blomquist and SBCA Assistant Treasurer Ali Gungor.


January 9, 2017

The Society is pleased to announce the results of its annual election. We welcome several distinguished practitioners and scholars to our Board.  We are grateful for all the members who participated in the voting process and hope you will join us in congratulating the Society’s recently elected officers and new Board members for 2017.


November 16, 2016

The Fall 2016 issue of Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis is available now and includes articles on the following topics:


November 8, 2016

Leading regulatory and judicial experts gathered in Washington, DC on October 11 for a symposium on judicial review of benefit-cost analysis sponsored by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, the American Bar Association Section on Administrative Law and the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center. Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein provided keynote remarks, followed by an expert panel moderated by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.

The panelists offered different perspectives on how the courts have considered benefit-cost analysis when reviewing regulations under various statutes, how well judges have evaluated agencies’ regulatory impact analyses, and the appropriate level of judicial deference to agency actions. 


November 4, 2016

SBCA is an organizational affiliate of the Southern Economics Association (SEA), Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and the Western Economics Association International (WEAI). We will have the following co-sponsored sessions at the SEA, SRA and WEAI meetings in the next few months, and encourage you to attend if you will be at those meetings: