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Board of Directors Nominations Due 6/1

May 8, 2017

Interested in becoming more involved in SBCA activities? Consider running to be a member of the Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the governance of the Society; members serve on selected committees and participate in periodic conference calls and meetings. Current and previous members are listed online

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Request for Proposals for Administrative Services to Support the SBCA

April 24, 2017

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) seeks the services of a firm, institution, or organization to provide administrative support and coordination for its administrative operations, including but not limited to: membership recordkeeping and maintenance; annual conference, workshops and other meetings; coordination with the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis; development activities; and other mutually agreed upon tasks.

Spring 2017 JBCA issue and new JBCA login for members

April 17, 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of the JBCA is now available and includes the following:

  • “The Efficiency Potential in Social Programs: Accounting for Heterogeneity in Benefit-Cost Analysis” by Nicolai Kristensen, Christophe Kolodziejczyka, Iben Bolviga, and Kurt Houlberga
  • “Evaluating Willingness to Pay as a Measure of the Impact of Dyslexia in Adults” by Daniel Herrera-Araujo, Bennett Shaywitz, John Holahan, Karen Marchione, Reissa Michaels, Sally Shaywitz, and James K. Hammitt
  • “On the Distributional Implications of Safe Drinking Water Standards” by Dennis C. Cory and Lester D. Taylor
  • “A Simple GDP-Based Model for Public Investment at Risk” by Bernard Lapeyre and Emile Quinet
  • “Potential Barriers to Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings: The Case of Supermarket Refrigeration” by Heather Klemick, Elizabeth Kopits, and Ann Wolverton

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2017 Conference and Workshops a Success

March 30, 2017

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Ninth Annual Conference and Meeting took place on March 15-17 in Washington, DC.

Thank you to all who attended! We had a record registration of approximately 320 conference attendees from 16 countries, and appreciate all that you did to help make this year's events so successful and productive. 

Best Articles Published in 2016

March 12, 2017

The Editors of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis are pleased to recognize noteworthy work published in 2016.  Impressed with the diligence with which Best Article Award Committee members Glenn Jenkins, Clark Nardinelli, and Fran Sussman worked, we decided to take their recommendation and recognize three outstanding articles.  Congratulations to the authors!

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