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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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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. 

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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January 17, 2017

Southern Economic Association (SEA) Annual Meeting:

SBCA organized a panel at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting on Monday, November 21, which was chaired by Tim Brennan (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) on “Policy Analysis for Uncertain Events” with remarks from:

  • Jim Scouras (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab) on “Nuclear War as a Global Catastrophic Risk”
  • Ali Gungor (U.S. Coast Guard) on “How to Regulate for ‘Black Swan’ Events? Capturing the Highly Unlikely in a Regulatory Context”
  • Susan Dudley (The George Washington University) on “Dynamic Benefit-Cost Analyses for Uncertain Futures”
  • Jonathan Wiener (Duke University) on "The Tragedy of the Uncommons: On the Politics of Apocalypse"

The discussant was Joe Cordes (The George Washington University).

The photo above shows SBCA leaders, from left to right: JBCA Editor Glenn Blomquist and SBCA Assistant Treasurer Ali Gungor.

 

January 9, 2017

The Society is pleased to announce the results of its annual election. We welcome several distinguished practitioners and scholars to our Board.  We are grateful for all the members who participated in the voting process and hope you will join us in congratulating the Society’s recently elected officers and new Board members for 2017.

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