News and Working Papers

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

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

August 16, 2016

The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and the European Union Delegation to the USA are hosting a Conference on US-EU International Regulatory Cooperation in Practice on Thursday, September 15, 2016, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at the EU Delegation to the US, 2175 K Street NW (entrance on 22nd St. NW), Washington, DC 20037.

July 5, 2016 

SBCA has an opportunity to arrange joint sessions at the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) conferences in Santiago, Chile (January 3-6, 2017).

Session information is due to WEAI no later than August 1, 2016. If you are interested in presenting a paper or organizing a panel, please contact Erika Dowd at

May 17, 2016 

The Spring 2016 issue of the JBCA is available now. It is a special issue on [Ir]rationality, Happiness, and Benefit-Cost Analysis, guest edited by Lisa A. Robinson (Harvard University Center for Health Decision Science and Center for Risk Analysis).

"The special issue brings together an excellent group of authors who clearly frame the problems and provide numerous new insights on welfare analysis in behavioral models. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the intersection of behavioral economics, happiness research, and analysis of social welfare."

- Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics, Stanford University