Registration is now open for the SBCA 2022 Annual Conference

Please join us at the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Annual Conference online on March 17-18 and March 21-22, 2022! This year's conference theme is “Analyzing Distributional Consequences and Equity in Benefit-Cost Analysis." Sessions will be spread throughout the day to facilitate participation across time zones. The program includes an exciting mix of plenary sessions, research presentations, roundtable discussions, and innovative sessions as well as opportunities for networking. 
The conference will provide several plenary sessions featuring distinguished experts.

 Examples include:

  • Modernizing Regulatory Analysis: A conversation with former OIRA Administrators, Sally Katzen (Clinton, June 1993 – February 1997); Susan Dudley (Bush, April 2007 – January 2009); Boris Bershteyn (Obama, August 2012 – June 2013); Paul Ray (Trump, January 2020 – January 2021); moderated by Richard Revesz, NYU School of Law
  • Distribution and Disputation:  Net Benefits, Equity, and the Place of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Public Decision MakingH. Spencer Banzhaf, Georgia State

  • Who Wins and Who Loses: Inequality and Regulation: A conversation with John Graham, Indiana University; Lori Bennear, Duke University; John Mendeloff, University of Pittsburgh; Severin Borenstein, University of California, Berkeley; Lisa Robinson, Harvard University; and moderated by Cary Coglianese, University of Pennsylvania
  • China's Belt and Road Initiative: New Research Agenda in Cost-Benefit AnalysisEuston Quah, NTU Singapore

The conference will also feature a special presentation from Esther Duflo, winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics for helping to develop an innovative experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

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The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) works to improve the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis and support evidence-based policy decisions. SBCA's global membership includes scholars and practitioners from government, academia, nonprofits and private industry, representing a variety of disciplines, such as economics, law, engineering, public policy, decision science and natural science. SBCA addresses a wide range of policy areas: criminal justice, education, energy, environmental quality, homeland security, poverty, public health, transportation and many others. Society members work with a broad set of methods, including benefit-cost analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, risk-benefit analysis, applied welfare economic analysis and damage assessments.