12th Annual Conference & Meeting           March 16 - 17, 2020 - Washington, DC

SBCA Cancels 2020 Annual Conference

The SBCA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person SBCA Annual Conference for 2020 as well as the post-Conference Workshops, which was to be held March 16-18, 2020 at George Washington University’s Marvin Center. Cancelling the in-person Conference was the direct result of the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Beyond the health and welfare of attendees, we likewise were aware that employers and governmental authorities in the U.S. and elsewhere increasingly are putting restrictions on travel and gatherings of larger than 200 individuals.

Refunds are currently in progress.

SBCA 2020 Conference Agenda Now Available Here

Conference registration is now open. Register here.

2019 Conference Agenda & Abstracts

If you would like to view the Abstracts, Agenda, & Video that are from the 2019 Annual Conference & Meeting, they can be found here, and on the Conference page under the 2019 Conference Agenda & Abstract page!

The Society would like to thank everyone involved in helping make the 2019 SBCA Annual Conference a success! The SBCA has uploaded photos from this years Conference onto the SBCA Facebook page.

Blog - Call for Submissions

“On Balance”– the Blog of the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis – provides a venue for members and other practitioners to share their research, experiences, and perspectives on various issues relevant to benefit-cost analysis. We encourage all interested in benefit cost analysis to submit pitches or completed draft blog posts.

Before submitting your pitch or draft blog post, please review Submission Guidelines for Authors, which also includes a description of sample feature types and lengths, and a style guide for posts.

Pitches and draft blog posts may be emailed to Fran Sussman, the editor of On Balance, at info@benefitcostanalysis.org. Please include your name, email address, and a two to three sentence bio. 

On Balance: The Official Blog of the SBCA

On Balance: Benefit-Cost Analysts Step Forward to Inform COVID-19 Policymaking

Being in the SBCA is great because it connects me with so many very smart people who care about public policy and benefit-cost analysis. This value was illustrated by the rapid rate at which the SBCA network began to exchange ideas and estimates about the benefits and costs of interventions to address the COVID-19 situation. As these ideas start to work their way into the more general media, I wanted to share a few observations with readers of On Balance about the challenges facing our community in conducting and interpreting these benefit-cost analyses.

To continue reading, check out the On Balance Blog here.

On Balance

The opinions expressed in "On Balance" posts are those of the individual authors and do not represent the views of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis or other organization. The Society is open to proposals for posts on opposing views.