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SBCA Workshop:
Introduction to Benefit-Cost Analysis for Regulatory Impact Analysis
October 5 & 6, 2020

SBCA European Webinar - Oct. 14, 2020

SBCA Workshop:
Valuing Changes in Health and Longevity
January 25 & 26, 2021

2020 Society Webinar Series

The Society for Benefit-Cost webinar series features new material and a few presentations originally scheduled for our March 2020 Annual Meeting. These presentations are free to Society members and (with limited exceptions) available to nonmembers for a fee. The list of past and future webinars is below along with information about how to view a recording (for past webinars) or to register.

If you find the Society's resources useful and want to support the benefit-cost analysis field, please consider becoming a member or making a donation.

The Society is planning to offer 6 webinars between July-December 2020. For more information click here

All individual webinars will be free to SBCA members.
All individual webinars will be available to non-members at $35 per session.
Non-members can also bundle all 6 of the webinars for the $140. Register Now

Assessing Ways of Saving Lives During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A conversation with Kip Viscusi. June 30, 2020

A recording of this free webinar is available here.

On Balance Blog

On Balance: Professional Principles for Benefit-Cost Analysts 

September 22, 2020
By: Joel Huber

Novel threats call us to action. Witness the response to the 9/11 attack and more recently to the coronavirus. Such risks may be particularly compelling if citizens do not understand how to deal with the harm or because of ambiguity around the probability that the threat will be realized. 

SBCA European Conference

Registration Now Open

The in-person SBCA European Conference has been canceled for this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the keynote speakers have agreed to share their thoughts in an online event to be held October 14th.

Here are a few preliminary details including the tentative titles of the talks:

  • Jason Shogren (University of Wyoming): Challenges of social distancing, how did the assumptions made in March turn out in retrospective? Uncertainty in CBA, advice to real policy-making and the CBA.
  • John Hassler ( Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University): Perspectives on the covid-19 pandemic and cost benefit analysis
  • Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics) : Comments on both keynotes

For more information on the SBCA European webinar, please visit here.

To register for the free webinar, please click here.


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.

For more details, click here.

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

Volume 11 - Issue 2 of JBCA - Summer 2020

The summer 2020 edition of the Journal presents a set of eight papers of much practical importance to the practice of benefit cost analysis

Volume 11 - Issue 1 of the JBCA Spring 2020

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) ...

Volume 10- Issue 3 - of the JBCA Fall 2019

The fall edition of the Journal includes an invited essay by Alain Enthoven (2019) of Stanford University, who helps us understand the beginning and growth...

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Covid-19 BCA Resources

SBCA is currently dedicated to providing the latest and most informative information on COVID-19 Policy Benefit-Cost Resources.

Reference Case Guidelines for Benefit-Cost Analysis Workshop

During this full‐day workshop, we will discuss the final guidance that results from this project, including underlying concepts, approaches for valuing changes in health and longevity, and practical implementation. October 22, 2019 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 1300 I (Eye) St. NW Washington, D.C. 20005 For more information and free registration, please visit here.

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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.