Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

The Fall 2017 issue of the JBCA is now available. The issue includes the following:

  • "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? The New U.S. Regulatory Budgeting System in Light of the  International Experience" by Andrea Renda

  • Symposium on Benefit-Cost Analysis of Policing Practices

    • "Benefit-Cost Analysis of Public Safety: Facing the Methodological Challenges" by Maria Ponomarenko and Barry Friedman (Open Access)

    • "Closing the Gap: The Need for Inclusive Benefit-Cost Analysis in Policing" by Ryan Fackler, Christopher Henrichson, Elizabeth Jànszky, and S. Rebecca Neusteter

    • "Benefit-Cost Analysis in Policing Research: Assessing Crime-Control Benefits of Proactive Enforcement Practices" by Amanda Geller

    • "Evaluating Proactive Police Units: A Case Study of Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis with Nonexperimental Data" by Rebecca Goldstein

    • "Estimating the Effects of Police Technology Using Quasi-Experimental Methods" by Jillian B. Carr

    • "The Social Cost of a Racially Targeted Police Encounter" by Mark A. Cohen

    • "Estimation of Broad-Scale Tradeoffs in Community Policing Policies" by Richard T. Carson and Jordan J. Louviere

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