Fall issue of Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis Now Available

November 16, 2016

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

  • A discrete choice version of the household production framework is applied to estimate parents’ willingness to pay to reduce their children’s victimization from bullying at school.
  • Benefits and costs of place-based college scholarships are estimated for the Kalamazoo Promise in Michigan with net benefits estimated by income, race, and gender as well as overall.  
  • Perceived values of government early-childhood programs designed to reduce childhood poverty are estimated using stated preferences elicited directly with special attention given to the nature of the program as well as poverty reduction per se.  
  • Contingent valuation is also applied to capture the scenic values of green (with vegetation) house roofs in Helsinki and hedonic pricing theory is applied to estimate the aggregate willingness to pay for green roofs.
  • Contingent valuation is used to estimate willingness to pay to construct an interim storage facility relative to continuation of current U.S. policy wherein used nuclear fuel is stored on-site at nuclear generating plants. 
  • With an eye on improving U.S. regulation, newly-gathered data on variation in current administrative procedures is employed to assess the likely effects of proposed regulatory process reforms on the quality of agencies’ regulatory impact analyses.

With these six articles JBCA strives to further and expand the use of BCA in public policy decisions. View the table of contents for the Fall issue here.