12th Annual Conference & Meeting           March 16 - 17, 2020 - Washington, DC

On March 16-17 in Washington, DC, SBCA will host its 2020 Annual Conference. At the core of the experience is a deep selection of educational sessions that allow you to explore the application of benefit-cost analysis across a variety of settings.

SBCA greatly appreciates the work of Susan Dudley, Director, The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and Distinguished Professor of Practice, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration for sponsoring the Society’s use of the space.

SBCA 2020 Conference Agenda Now Available Here

Conference registration is now open. Register here.

SBCA Keynote Speaker for 2020 Annual Conference

Binyamin Appelbaum, author of the best-selling book, The Economists’ Hour; False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society, will be the Keynote speaker at the SBCA’s 2020 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Appelbaum is the lead writer on business and economics for the Editorial Board of The New York Times.

2019 Conference Agenda & Abstracts

If you would like to view the Abstracts, Agenda, & Video that are from the 2019 Annual Conference & Meeting, they can be found here, and on the Conference page under the 2019 Conference Agenda & Abstract page!

The Society would like to thank everyone involved in helping make the 2019 SBCA Annual Conference a success! The SBCA has uploaded photos from this years Conference onto the SBCA Facebook page.

Blog - Call for Submissions

“On Balance”– the Blog of the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis – provides a venue for members and other practitioners to share their research, experiences, and perspectives on various issues relevant to benefit-cost analysis. We encourage all interested in benefit cost analysis to submit pitches or completed draft blog posts.

Before submitting your pitch or draft blog post, please review Submission Guidelines for Authors, which also includes a description of sample feature types and lengths, and a style guide for posts.

Pitches and draft blog posts may be emailed to Fran Sussman, the editor of On Balance, at info@benefitcostanalysis.org. Please include your name, email address, and a two to three sentence bio. 

On Balance: The Official Blog of the SBCA

On Balance: C-Bridge: making CGE compatible with CBA

How much impact is your economic appraisal leaving out?” This is the perennial question that CBA practitioners face when putting forward their results of, normally, a poorly performing project. In investment appraisal, my area of work, the question is often decisive. I presume the same applies to CBA practice in policy appraisal.

To continue reading, check out the On Balance Blog here.

On Balance

The opinions expressed in "On Balance" posts are those of the individual authors and do not represent the views of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis or other organization. The Society is open to proposals for posts on opposing views.