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Measuring Social Welfare

By Matthew Adler, Duke University

Measuring Social Welfare: An Introduction (Oxford University Press 2019) is an overview of the social welfare function (SWF) framework for policy analysis. The book covers the underlying theory of SWFs in some detail, here drawing upon both welfare economics and the philosophical literature on well-being and distributive justice. Measuring Social Welfare also demonstrates how SWFs can be used as a practical policymaking tool. Read more

2021 SBCA Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis is pleased to announce that its outstanding dissertation award for 2021 goes to Gabriel Englander from the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Learn more

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

JBCA Summer 2021 Issue Now Available

The issue highlights the breadth of timely topics covered by BCA as well as the international reach of the BCA approach to policy evaluation.

JBCA Spring 2021 Issue Now Available

The issue contains selected papers from the First European Meeting of the SBCA plus other papers on key BCA topics.

JBCA Fall Issue Now Available

This issue features seven articles with specific and timely policies suggestions for the incoming Presidential administration in the U.S.


Covid-19 BCA Resources

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