Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

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Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Special Issue, JBCA, Lisa A. Robinson

Volume 11 - Issue 1 of the JBCA Spring 2020 issue is now available. The issue includes the following:

  • Editor’s Introduction: "The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs – Past, Present and Future" by Thomas J. Kniesner

  • Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: Past, Present, and Future" by Jim Tozzi

  • "A Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis on the Elwha River Restoration Project" by Allen Bellas, Lea Kosnik

  • "Evaluating the Economic Viability of Public Investments in Tourism" by Onil Banerjee, Martin Cicowiez, Adela Mored

  • "Monetizing Bowser: A Contingent Valuation of the Statistical Value of Dog Life" by Deven Carlson, Simon Haeder, Hank Jenkins-Smith, Joseph Ripberger, Carol Silva, David Weimer (free to view)

Volume 10 - Issue 2 of the JBCA Fall 2019 Issue is now available. The issue includes the following:

  • "Editor's Introduction: BCA takes hold in the U.S. Federal Government" by Thomas J. Kniesner

  • "How Systems Analysis, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, or Benefit-Cost Analysis First Became Influential in Federal Government Program Decision-Making" by Alain Enthoven

  • "Valuing Children's Fatality Risk Reductions" by Lisa A. Robinson, William J. Raich, James K. Hammitt, Lucy O'Keeffe

  • "The Value of the Risk to Life in the Context of Crime" by Emilio Picasso, Mariana Conte Grand

  • "Dynamic Benefit-Cost Analysis for Uncertain Futures" by Susan E. Dudley, Daniel R. Pérez, Brian F. Mannix, Christopher Carrigan (free to view)

  • "Muddling-Through and Deep Learning for Managing Large-Scale Uncertain Risks" by Tony Cox (free to view)

  • From Football to Oil Rigs: Risk Assessment for Combined Cyber and Physical Attacks" by Fred S. Roberts (free to view)

  • Nuclear War as a Global Catastrophic Risk" by James Scouras (free to view)

  • Responsible Precautions for Uncertain Environmental Risks" by W. Kip Viscusi, Joel Huber, Jason Bell (free to view)

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The Editors of the Journal of Benefit Cost Analysis thank the following people who refereed manuscripts for the journal during 2019:

  • Wiktor L. Adamowicz
  • Amy Ando
  • Giles Atkinson
  • Burt Barnow
  • Jason Bell
  • Olvar Bergland
  • Richard Bernknopf
  • Dan Black
  • Alan Blackman
  • Anthony Boardman
  • David Burgess
  • Kenneth Button
  • Danny Campbell
  • Monica Capra
  • Helena Cardenas
  • Deven Carlson
  • Fredrik Carlsson
  • Alecia Cassidy
  • Ujjayant Chakravorty
  • Mark Cohen
  • Joseph Cook
  • Maureen Cropper
  • Gregory DeAngelo
  • Mark Dickie
  • Simon Dietz
  • Peter Dixon
  • Leo Dobes
  • Rebecca Epanchin-Niell
  • Arthur Fraas
  • Deborah Freund
  • John Graham
  • David Greenberg
  • Ben Groom
  • Scott Grosse
  • James Hammitt
  • Joni Hersch
  • Priscillia Hunt
  • Glenn Jenkins
  • Per-Olav Johansson
  • Dhruv Khurana
  • Bengt Kristrom
  • Yusuke Kuwayama
  • Craig Landry
  • Andrew Leitner
  • Lynne Lewis
  • Anthony T. Lo Sasso
  • John Loomis
  • Kenneth McConnell
  • Alemu Mekonnen
  • Surabhi Mittal
  • Rob Moore
  • Celine Nauges
  • Thomas Ochuodho
  • Musiliu Oseni
  • Solomon Polachek
  • Arnaud Reynaud
  • Lisa Robinson
  • Rustam Romaniuc
  • Rodney Row
  • Scott Rubin
  • Galib Rustamov
  • David Salkever
  • Jason Shogren
  • Katherine Silz-Carson
  • Charles Sims
  • Kerry Smith
  • Ryan Sullivan
  • Joshua Tasoff
  • Nicolas Treich
  • Aidan Vining
  • Kip Viscusi
  • Alecia W Cassidy
  • David Weimer
  • Jack Wells
  • William Wheeler
  • John Whitehead
  • Dale Whittington
  • Ryan Williams
  • Clifford Winston
  • Brad Wong
  • Richard Zerbe

  • Best papers published in 2018 announced Congratulations to the authors!

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