News and Working Papers

May 5, 2016

We are starting a new initiative to share working papers related to benefit-cost analysis. SBCA members may send abstracts and links to their working papers to the SBCA Executive Director, Erika Dowd, at, following this format: title, authors and affiliations, abstract, and link to paper online.

We will circulate an e-newsletter featuring links to these working papers periodically to the full SBCA mailing list (5,000+ individuals).

April 19, 2016

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.

April 12, 2016

SBCA is again co-sponsoring symposia with the SRA's Economics and Benefits Analysis Specialty Group (EBASG) at the 2016 Annual Meeting, December 11 -15, 2016 in San Diego, California. EBASG focuses on the use of economic analyses to support risk-management decisions. Our goals include encouraging better integration between risk assessors, economists, and others involved in risk-management decisions.

March 23, 2016

In order to provide users quick access to the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, the SBCA would like to offer a limited number of reduced rate institutional subscriptions to the journal for the entire year 2016.

This offer is made possible by funding from a MacArthur Foundation grant of a generous but finite amount; subsidized subscriptions are available first come, first served.

Your institution can subscribe to the journal for just $25 (full 2016 rate $289). This subscription will entitle you to access volumes 1-7 (2010-2016) of JBCA online and must be activated by August 1, 2016.

March 23, 2016

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Eighth Annual Conference and Meeting took place on March 16-18 in Washington, DC.

Thank you to all who participated! We had a record turnout of 300 conference attendees and nearly 50 pre-conference professional development workshop attendees. Participants traveled from 10 international countries, as well as 24 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and represented academic, government and private organizations.