News and Working Papers

November 24, 2015

SBCA sponsored two panels at the Southern Economics Association annual conference on Saturday, November 21.  One, organized by JBCA editor Glenn Blomquist, focused on the benefits and costs of environmental and health policy.  The other, organized by SBCA vice president Susan Dudley, applied benefit-cost analysis to understanding regulatory impacts. 

The photo above shows SBCA leaders, from left to right: Vice President Susan Dudley, JBCA Editor Glenn Blomquist, President W. Kip Viscusi and Past President Lisa Robinson. 

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

Southern Economic Association Conference (November 21-23, New Orleans):

The Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine is posting for public comment selected draft chapters for its updated book, Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine.

Please read the draft chapters and provide any feedback. For information on the project and instructions about reading draft chapters and posting comments, click here:

September 14, 2015

The Summer 2015 issue of the JBCA is now available online. Articles include the following:

August 21, 2015

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is now accepting abstracts and workshop proposals for participation in our 2016 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis. The SBCA is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit cost analysis (BCA). We welcome submissions that support the use of such analysis to promote evidence based decision making.