2020 12th Annual SBCA Conference & Meeting

The Conference will take place on March 16-17, 2020 at The Marvin Center on the campus of The George Washington University.  SBCA greatly appreciates the work of Susan Dudley, Director, The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and Distinguished Professor of Practice, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration for sponsoring the Society’s use of the space.

Hotel: Melrose Georgetown Hotel

Why Attend the 2020 SBCA Annual Conference?

SBCA 2020 Conference Preliminary Agenda Now Available Here

Promoting Objectivity and Relevance in Benefit-Cost Analysis

Dynamic Program Gives You First-Hand Exposure to the Application of Benefit-Cost Analysis

It’s not just that SBCA’s keynote presentations give you direct exposure to the impact that benefit-cost analysis can have on large-scale decision-making from leading authorities in the field. Though that is true. It’s not just that scores of breakout sessions will bring you specific insight and ideas from fellow practitioners that you can put to practical use. Though that is also the case. And it’s not just that you’ll network with the largest gathering of benefit-cost experts in the world. That that likewise is true.

What truly sets the SBCA Annual Conference apart is that every moment of the event is designed to share best practices and promote learning that will allow benefit-cost analysis to play a large role in our world. Together, we get to move the field, the practice, and the adoption of benefit-cost analysis ahead.

Conference Program Taking Shape, Looks Particularly Strong for 2020

The SBCA Program Committee continues to pore over an exceptionally strong list of Conference abstracts for the 2020 Annual Conference. While additional details will emerge in the weeks ahead, some of the topic highlights that we expect will be key components of the program are

  • Surviving Judicial Review
  • Assessing the Cost of Disaster Recovery and Funding for the Puerto Rico Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Advancing the evaluation of the socio-economic benefits of Earth observation
  • Deregulatory BCAs on Food Safety Regulations under E.O. 13771
  • The Economics of Economic Analysis in Government
  • Honoring the life and work of Martin Weitzman
  • A Dynamic Economic Evaluation of Cyber Security Investment
  • When is a dollar not worth a dollar? Irrationality and the value of cash transfers.
  • Between Two Worlds:  Methodological and Subjective Differences in Climate Impact Meta-Analyses
  • Deterring Police Shootings

More details regarding the Conference program will be udpated soon.

Registration is now open. Register today.

Early Bird Registration (from September 9 through January 31, 2020 11:59 PM EST)

  • $395 for 2020 Society members
  • $570 for non-members
  • $160 for 2020 student members or students enrolled at a 2019 Organizational Affiliate

REGULAR REGISTRATION (from February 1 through March 10, 2020 11:59 PM EST)

  • $485 for 2020 Society members
  • $650 for non-members
  • $185 for 2020 student members or students enrolled at a 2019 Organizational Affiliate

ON-SITE REGISTRATION (on or after March 11, 2020)

  • $565 for 2020 Society members
  • $730 for non-members
  • $215 for 2020 student members or students enrolled at a 2019 Organizational Affiliate

Sponsor the SBCA 2020 Conference

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Any cancellation requests must be received via telephone or by email by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2020 to be eligible for a refund of the entire registration fee. Cancellation requests received after 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2020 and before 11:59 p.m. EST on February 22, 2020 will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. After 11:59 p.m. EST on February 22, 2020 the registrant shall be liable for the full registration fee. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Email inquiries to info@benefitcostanalysis.org or phone 703-234-4129.

Workshops will take place on Wednesday, March 18. For more information, please visit the workshop page.