2013 Conference and Meeting: Increasing the Utility of Benefit-Cost Analysis
Increasing the Utility of Benefit-Cost Analysis
Fifth Annual Conference and Meeting of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis
Overview: The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis welcomed over 170 attendees to its fifth annual conference and meeting on February 21-22, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Conference participants spent two days attending 24 panels on a variety of topics, listening to a keynote speech by Arnold Harberger, and networking with a blend of practitioners, scholars, and government representatives who work in benefit-cost analysis. An off-site dinner reception sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation allowed for further one-on-one discussions on Thursday, February 21, and the annual meeting of the Society membership occurred during lunch on Friday, February 22.
- Panel Schedule
- Call for Papers, Chairs, and Discussants
- Program Committee
Where: FHI360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW (Dupont Circle), Washington, D.C.
When: February 21-22, 2013
Early Bird - before January 16
- Members $275 (current Society membership required)
- Non-members $325
- Students $155 (current full-time student ID required at conference check-in)
Regular - after January 16
- Members $305 (current Society membership required)
- Non-members $355
- Students $185
- Note: on-site registrations will incur an additional $30 processing fee.
Online registration is closed. Remaining spaces may be available for walk-in registration on the day of the conference. Note that any on-site registrations will carry an additional $30 processing fee.
Thursday, February 21
- 8:00 - 8:40 a.m. Registration and breakfast
- 8:40 - 9:00 a.m. Opening remarks
- 9:00 10:30 a.m. Session 1
- The Market Failure Moorings of BCA
- Using BCA to Improve Tobacco Regulation
- BCA in the Context of Adapting to Long-Term Climate Change
- 10:45 - 12:15 p.m. Session 2
- What is Missing from Retrospective Regulatory Reviews?
- Environmental Application of BCA
- Innovations in BCA and CEA of Programs and Policies for Preventing Youth Problem Behavior
- 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch featuring keynote speaker Arnold Harberger, distinguished professor of economics at UCLA and president emeritus of the Society
- 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Session 3
- BCA at the Federal Aviation Administration
- Cost-Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost Analysis Applied to Education
- BCA before the Deluge
- 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Session 4
- Big Perspectives on Using BCA
- Social Policy and BCA
- BCA Applications to Energy
- 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dinner reception at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Friday, February 22
- 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, registration and networking
- 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Session 5
- New Approaches in BCA
- Environmental Application of BCA
- BCA in Europe
- 10:45 - 12:15 p.m. Session 6
- BCA in the States
- Issues in Trade, Taxation, and Housing Policy, Academy Hall
- Environmental Policy
- 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch, Business meeting of the membership
- 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Session 7
- Efficiency and Beyond
- Estimating the Benefits of Environmental Risk Reduction
- Methods and Practice
- 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Session 8
- Transportation and Logistics
- BCA, CEA, and Development
- BCA and Water Development
View the full panel schedule online, now with links to download presentations.
A hotel block has been reserved at the Washington Hilton Hotel, which is adjacent to the conference center. We are pleased to offer conference attendees a discounted rate of $159 per night. Please use the following link to reserve your room: Hilton Hotel Block. You may also call the hotel at 202.483.3000 and mention "Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis."
Download Lodging and Area Info for full details on hotel accommodations and the Dupont Circle area.
Conference Planning Committee: David Weimer, Coordinator (University of Wisconsin), Lisa Robinson (Indepedent Consultant), Trudy Ann Cameron (University of Oregon), Joseph Cordes (The George Washington University), Clark Nardinelli (FDA), Kip Viscusi (Vanderbilt)