Inside SBCA

March 23, 2016

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Eighth Annual Conference and Meeting took place on March 16-18 in Washington, DC.

Thank you to all who participated! We had a record turnout of 300 conference attendees and nearly 50 pre-conference professional development workshop attendees. Participants traveled from 10 international countries, as well as 24 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and represented academic, government and private organizations.

January 4, 2016

Volume 6, Issue 3 of the JBCA (Fall 2015) is now available. It is a special issue on Benefit-Cost Analysis of Prevention and Intervention Programs for Youth and Young Adults guest edited by Margaret Kuklinski (University of Washington).

December 14, 2015 

Last week, SBCA co-sponsored five panels at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, as well as represented SBCA and the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis at an exhibit booth. The panel sessions were well-attended and panelists included several SBCA Board members, as well as additional experts from among our membership. 

December 7, 2015

The Society is pleased to announce the results of its annual election. We welcome several distinguished practitioners and scholars to our Board.  We thank 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 2016. The terms of the new Board members are staggered to equalize the number of positions that open each year.

November 24, 2015

SBCA sponsored two panels at the Southern Economics Association annual conference on Saturday, November 21.  One, organized by JBCA editor Glenn Blomquist, focused on the benefits and costs of environmental and health policy.  The other, organized by SBCA vice president Susan Dudley, applied benefit-cost analysis to understanding regulatory impacts. 

The photo above shows SBCA leaders, from left to right: Vice President Susan Dudley, JBCA Editor Glenn Blomquist, President W. Kip Viscusi and Past President Lisa Robinson.