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

Mark your calendar!  Planning is already underway for the 12th Annual SBCA Conference and Meeting. The Conference dates are March 16-17, 2020 on the campus of The George Washington University.  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.

The call for papers this year will be accelerated and will open in late May or early June.  The reason for doing this is to complete the planning cycle earlier and allow for greater awareness of topics presented during the Annual Conference and Meeting. And to help attract even more BCA professionals to the event.

Workshops are planned again for the 2020 conference. As more information is available, it will be posted on the SBCA website.  However, mark your calendars now to be in Washington, DC, March 16-17, 2020 to attend the 12th Annual SBCA Conference & Meeting. 

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. 

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On Balance: Books of Interest by On Balance Editorial Staff

As the founding editor of On Balance, I wish we could review every new book of interest to our readership. We can, at least, point out some—of numerous—insightful books that are released. The editorial staff have identified these books that are a bit off the beaten track of Benefit-Cost Analysis, but yet might have some interesting lessons.

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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.