October 25, 2017

We welcome papers submitted by SBCA members on topics in benefit-cost analysis for circulation as part of this working paper series. The Society shares these papers as a service to its members and the benefit-cost analysis community. The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis does not edit the papers before sharing and inclusion of a working paper here does not constitute endorsement by the Society of any of its content.  SBCA members interested in submitting their working papers for future issues may contact Erika Dowd at

Title: Cost-benefit analysis for flood risk management and water governance in the Netherlands; an overview of one century


October 9, 2017

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis co-sponsored four events last month:

Benefit Cost Analysis: Advancing Analysis Workshop on September 7

The USDA Office of Risk Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis (ORACBA) and the SBCA co-sponsored “Benefit Cost Analysis: Advancing Analysis Workshop” on September 7. The workshop consisted of four sessions of papers from the two most recent SBCA conferences that are especially relevant to the economists who develop regulatory impact analyses in support of rulemaking. The topics of the sessions ranged from specific analyses to support regulations (e.g., behavioral responses to health information and warnings), through valuation methods for informed decision making (e.g., applying VSL when persons choose risk or care about risks to others), and finally through retrospective benefit cost analyses of rules (e.g., retrospective review of DOE’s energy efficiency standards). The issues discussed were especially timely considering the new requirements of the Executive Order 13771. The workshop also served to introduce regulatory economists to the SBCA and its vast resources.


August 14, 2017

The USDA Office of Risk Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis (ORACBA) invites you to “Benefit Cost Analysis: Advancing Analysis Workshop”, co-sponsored by the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis (SBCA) on September 7th, 2017 from 9 am to 3:00 pm, at the USDA Whitten Building, Room 108A, 12th St. and Jefferson Dr., SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.


August 9, 2017

Please join the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and the Administrative Conference of the United States for a discussion on “New Developments in Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis” on September 29 from 1:00 - 6:30 pm at the George Washington University School of Law.


May 8, 2017

You are invited to attend an international workshop titled The Role of CBA in Government Decision-making: International Perspectives, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Milan, Italy. It is organized by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA), the University of Milan, and the Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL).