Discover a wealth of professional development opportunities with SBCA in 2024. We are pleased to unveil our lineup of online workshops led by distinguished experts. These sessions cover a spectrum of topics, ranging from foundational skills to advanced methodologies and practical policy applications. Learn more at

Benefit-Cost Analysis for Beginners

Defining the Baseline

Understanding the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gas Estimates 

Consumer's Guide to Using Evaluation Findings

Social Discounting

Analyzing Uncertainty 

Valuing Nonmarket Benefits

Benefit-Cost Analysis for U.S. Regulations 


 Assessing Distribution and Equity



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.