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Symposium on Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Courts

November 8, 2016

Leading regulatory and judicial experts gathered in Washington, DC on October 11 for a symposium on judicial review of benefit-cost analysis sponsored by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, the American Bar Association Section on Administrative Law and the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center. Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein provided keynote remarks, followed by an expert panel moderated by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.

The panelists offered different perspectives on how the courts have considered benefit-cost analysis when reviewing regulations under various statutes, how well judges have evaluated agencies’ regulatory impact analyses, and the appropriate level of judicial deference to agency actions. 

SBCA sessions at upcoming conferences

November 4, 2016

SBCA is an organizational affiliate of the Southern Economics Association (SEA), Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and the Western Economics Association International (WEAI). We will have the following co-sponsored sessions at the SEA, SRA and WEAI meetings in the next few months, and encourage you to attend if you will be at those meetings:

Summer Issue of Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis Available Now

September 13, 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of the JBCA is available now and has a new look! 

The issue includes:

  • "A Simple Stated Preference Tool for Estimating the Value of Travel Time in Rural Africa" by Joseph Cook, Peter Kimuyu, Annalise Blum, and Josephine Gatua

  • "Hedonic Vices: Fixing Inferences about Willingness-To- Pay in Recent House-Value Studies" by John Yinger and Nguyen-Hoang 

  • “The Private and Social Benefits of Double Majors” by Alison Del Rossi and Joni Hersch

Call for Submissions - 2017 Conference and Workshops

August 25, 2016

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is accepting abstracts and workshop proposals for participation in our 2017 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Call for Recommendations: Cost-Benefit Practitioners with Expertise in Haiti/Development

Call for Recommendations: Cost-Benefit Practitioners with Expertise in Haiti/Development

Copenhagen Consensus Center is currently seeking researchers or teams of researchers to conduct cost-benefit analyses across various sectors for the Haiti Priorise project.

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