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August 14, 2017

by Susan E. Dudley

In the United States and elsewhere, government agencies are required to conduct regulatory impact analyses (RIAs) to weigh the benefits of regulatory proposals against their costs. These RIAs are invaluable tools for informing decision makers about the effects of regulatory choices; even regulatory decisions that are ultimately made on political, legal, ethical, or other grounds will benefit from the structured evaluation of tradeoffs and alternatives that a good RIA provides.

However, dense or complex RIAs can be challenging for policy officials and interested parties to comprehend and interpret, making it difficult to evaluate the evidence presented and to understand the likely consequences of alternative policy choices.

April 17, 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of the JBCA is now available and includes the following:

  • “The Efficiency Potential in Social Programs: Accounting for Heterogeneity in Benefit-Cost Analysis” by Nicolai Kristensen, Christophe Kolodziejczyka, Iben Bolviga, and Kurt Houlberga
  • “Evaluating Willingness to Pay as a Measure of the Impact of Dyslexia in Adults” by Daniel Herrera-Araujo, Bennett Shaywitz, John Holahan, Karen Marchione, Reissa Michaels, Sally Shaywitz, and James K. Hammitt
  • “On the Distributional Implications of Safe Drinking Water Standards” by Dennis C. Cory and Lester D. Taylor
  • “A Simple GDP-Based Model for Public Investment at Risk” by Bernard Lapeyre and Emile Quinet
  • “Potential Barriers to Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings: The Case of Supermarket Refrigeration” by Heather Klemick, Elizabeth Kopits, and Ann Wolverton

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March 12, 2017

The Editors of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis are pleased to recognize noteworthy work published in 2016.  Impressed with the diligence with which Best Article Award Committee members Glenn Jenkins, Clark Nardinelli, and Fran Sussman worked, we decided to take their recommendation and recognize three outstanding articles.  Congratulations to the authors!

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November 16, 2016

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

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