SBCA Annual Conference
Please join us at the 2021 SBCA Annual Conference online March 17-19 and March 22-24, 2021! We have many exciting plenaries and networking sessions planned, as well as numerous research presentations, roundtable discussions, and innovative sessions with leading experts.
Just a few of many examples include the following:
- A conversation with former OIRA administrators on prospects for U.S. regulatory analysis, featuring Susan Dudley, John Graham, Sally Katzen, and Howard Shelanski.
- An update on best practices for applying revealed preference and stated preference methods, with expert panels led by Catherine Kling and Vic Adamowicz.
- Perspectives on benefit-cost analysis in Africa, Asia, and Australia, with panels organized by Brad Wong, Hua Wang, Robert Smith, and Jonathan Wiener.
- Provide input into a National Academies study on nuclear risk and security, with Martin Hellman, Debra Decker, and Jennifer Heimberg.
- Evaluation of solutions to urban water scarcity using benefit-cost analysis, a panel organized by Felipe Vásquez Lavin.
- Application of prioritarian social welfare functions to incorporate preferences for reducing inequality, led by Matthew Adler.
We hope you will also consider sponsoring a networking or meet-and-greet session or joining SBCA as an Organizational Affiliate.
SBCA 2021 Program Committee: Dale Whittington (Chair), Lisa A. Robinson (Vice-Chair), Dan Acland, Henrik Andersson, Glenn Blomquist, Susan Chilton, Ching Leong, Joe Devlin, Tom Kniesner, Angela Lasher, Felipe Vasquez Lavin, Steven Lize, Jack Molyneaux, Clark Nardinelli, Laura Taylor, Craig Thornton, Hua Wang, Ann Wolverton.
On Balance Blog
On Balance: Forming Covid-19 Policy under Uncertainty
By Charles F. Manski, Northwestern University
In a recent paper in the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis (Manski, 2020), I observed that formation of COVID-19 policy must cope with many uncertainties about the nature of the disease, the dynamics of the pandemic, and behavioral responses. I noted that these uncertainties have been well-recognized qualitatively but not satisfactorily characterized quantitatively. I argued that credible measurement of uncertainties would improve prediction of policy impacts and promote reasonable policy decisions. Read more
Program Assessment Opportunity with the World Bank
The World Bank’s Sustainable Development Practice Group (WB SDPG) is seeking consultant economists to carry out economic and financial analysis of investment projects in the following areas: agriculture and food; environment, natural resources, social development; urban development, disaster risk management, with climate change being a cross-cutting topic.
If you have significant training and experience in analyzing the economic and financial viability of investments in any of these fields, we would like to invite you to register in the WB SDPG Roster of Consultant Project Economists by filling out an online questionnaire.
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis
This issue features seven articles with specific and timely policies suggestions for the incoming Presidential administration in the U.S.
The issue presents a set of eight papers of much practical importance to the practice of benefit-cost analysis.
The spring 2020 edition of the Journal presents a collection of seven papers addressing the role of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)...
Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis – Advice for a New Presidential Term -Panel Session- Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)- Hosted By: SOCIETY FOR BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS
SBCA Member Benefits
Significant discounts on the SBCA Annual Conference registration.
Connection to the pre-eminent, global community of benefit-cost practitioners, advocates, and academics.
A complimentary subscription to the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.
Access to a growing supply of members-only programs and benefits.
Support of the only organization dedicated entirely to the practice and advancement of benefit-cost analysis.