News and Working Papers

June 17, 2015

Do you want to learn more about the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis (JBCA) and its Editors' plans for the coming year?

Cambridge University Press, the new publishers of the JBCA, are featuring an interview with Editors Glenn Blomquist and Bill Hoyt on their blog. Read more here and explore the inaugural Cambridge Press issue for free through 2015.

June 15, 2015

The Eighth Annual SBCA Conference and Meeting will take place March 17-18, 2016, with pre-conference professional development workshops offered on Wednesday, March 16. The conference will be held at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, DC. More information to follow soon. 

June 3, 2015

SBCA is participating as an allied society in the Western Economic Association International Conference in Singapore, from January 7-10, 2016. If you are interested in presenting, please send an abstract to the SBCA Executive Director by July 8. Submissions must include contact information for the presenter and any co-authors, a title of 60 characters or fewer, a brief abstract of 350 words or fewer, and one related JEL code. Society members interested in attending the conference may register at the WEAI member rate.

April 22, 2015

Video of the keynote address by SBCA President W. Kip Viscusi of Vanderbilt University is now available on YouTube. The address is on the topic of "Pricing Lives for Government and Corporate Risk Decisions."

April 8, 2015

SBCA is again co-sponsoring symposia with the SRA's Economics and Benefits Analysis Specialty Group (EBASG) at the 2015 SRA Annual Meeting, December 6 -10, 2015. 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. If you are interested in submitting a symposium or an individual paper with SBCA sponsorship, contact SBCA Past President, Lisa Robinson, or Secretary, Elisabeth Gilmore, by May 8 and before submitting to the SRA. For more information about the meeting and the abstract requirements, download SRA’s call for papers.