News and Working Papers

August 16, 2016

The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and the European Union Delegation to the USA are hosting a Conference on US-EU International Regulatory Cooperation in Practice on Thursday, September 15, 2016, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at the EU Delegation to the US, 2175 K Street NW (entrance on 22nd St. NW), Washington, DC 20037.

July 5, 2016 

SBCA has an opportunity to arrange joint sessions at the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) conferences in Santiago, Chile (January 3-6, 2017).

Session information is due to WEAI no later than August 1, 2016. If you are interested in presenting a paper or organizing a panel, please contact Erika Dowd at

May 17, 2016 

The Spring 2016 issue of the JBCA is available now. It is a special issue on [Ir]rationality, Happiness, and Benefit-Cost Analysis, guest edited by Lisa A. Robinson (Harvard University Center for Health Decision Science and Center for Risk Analysis).

"The special issue brings together an excellent group of authors who clearly frame the problems and provide numerous new insights on welfare analysis in behavioral models. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the intersection of behavioral economics, happiness research, and analysis of social welfare."

- Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

May 5, 2016

We are starting a new initiative to share working papers related to benefit-cost analysis. SBCA members may send abstracts and links to their working papers to the SBCA Executive Director, Erika Dowd, at, following this format: title, authors and affiliations, abstract, and link to paper online.

We will circulate an e-newsletter featuring links to these working papers periodically to the full SBCA mailing list (5,000+ individuals).

April 19, 2016

Interested in becoming more involved in SBCA activities? Consider running to be a member of the Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the governance of the Society; members serve on selected committees and participate in periodic conference calls and meetings. Current and previous members are listed online.