Southern Economic Association 2015 Annual Meeting

When: November 21-23, 2015

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

SBCA sponsored two panels at the Southern Economics Association annual conference.  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. Both took place the afternoon of Saturday, November 21.

Health and Environmental Policy: 

Session Chair - Susan Dudley, George Washington University

Papers:

  • Accidental Environmentalists? Californian Demand for Teslas and Solar Panels - Matthew Kahn, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Magali Delmas, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Stephen L. Locke, Western Kentucky University
  • Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard - Sofie E. Miller, George Washington University
  • The Fatality and Morbidity Components of the Value of Statistical Life - Elissa Philip Gentry and W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University
  • Risk Beliefs and Preferences for E-Cigarettes - W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University

Discussants:

  • Lala Ma, University of Kentucky
  • John Whitehead, Appalachian State University
  • Lisa Robinson, Harvard University
  • Glenn Blomquist, University of Kentucky

Understanding Regulatory Impacts:

Session Chair: Glenn Blomquist, University of Kentucky

Papers:

  • Measuring Regulatory Costs and Benefits - Patrick A. Mclaughlin, George Mason University, and Antony Davies, Duquesne University
  • Tips for Being an Informed Consumer of Regulatory Impact Analysis - Susan E. Dudley, George Washington University
  • Developing Guidance for Regulatory Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities - Jennifer Baxter, Industrial Economics, Inc., James K. Hammitt, Harvard University, and Lisa A Robinson, Harvard University
  • Economic and Social Regulation Revisited - Brian F. Mannix, George Washington University

Discussants:

  • William Hoyt, University of Kentucky
  • Aaron Yelowitz, University of Kentucky
  • Susan Dudley, George Washington University
  • W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University

More information is available on the SEA website.