2019 Annual Conference

SBCA 2019 Annual Conference

Thinking About the Width and Breadth of Benefit-Cost Analysis

Just Announced: 2019 SBCA Annual Conference Preliminary agenda:2019 Final Preliminary Draft 

Dean Jamison, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco

Closing plenary by Dean Jamison, who has led major efforts to evaluate investments and set priorities in global health, including the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health and the Disease Control Priorities project.

Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard

Cass Sunstein will be a keynote speaker during SBCA’s 11th Annual Conference & Meeting. From 2009 to 2012, he was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School.

2019 SBCA Annual Conference Sponsors:

Exxon Mobil - Opening Welcome Reception

American Chemical Council - Keynote Luncheon

American Petroleum Institute - Membership Luncheon

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - Closing Reception

Conference and Meeting: March 14-15, 2019

Pre-conference Professional Development Workshops: March 13, 2019

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis

Register Today!

2019 conference registration rates are as follows:

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (from December 16, 2018 through February 15, 2019 11:59 PM EST)

  • $385 for 2019 Society members
  • $550 for non-members
  • $150 for 2019 student members or students enrolled full-time at a 2019 Organizational Affiliate

REGULAR REGISTRATION (from February 16 through March 10, 2019 11:59 PM EST)

  • $465 for 2019 Society members
  • $630 for non-members
  • $175 for 2019 student members or students enrolled at a 2019 Organizational Affiliate

ON-SITE REGISTRATION (on or after March 13, 2019)

  • $545 for 2019 Society members
  • $710 for non-members
  • $200 for 2019 student members or students enrolled at a 2019 Organizational Affiliate

Conference registration includes breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments on Thursday and Friday, along with three receptions (Wednesday,Thursday and Friday evenings).  


Any cancellation requests must be received via telephone or by email by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2019 to be eligible for a refund of the entire registration fee. Cancellation requests received after 11:59 p.m. EST on January 31, 2019 and before 11:59 p.m. EST on February 19, 2019 will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. After 11:59 p.m. EST on February 19, 2019 the registrant shall be liable for the full registration fee. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Email inquiries to info@benefitcostanalysis.org or phone 703-234-4129.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to support the Society and highlight the role of your organization by sponsoring a conference event. To sponsor a conference event please complete and return the event sponsorship form below as soon as possible. Sponsorship opportunities are limited.  Sponsorship information and commitment form

SBCA 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor and Advertising Opportunities 

If you are interested in demonstrating products, software, books or journals and attracting new students, employees, and clients, consider advertising or exhibiting with us. To submit a request for advertisement or exhibition table please complete and return the commitment form below. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2019.

SBCA19 Exhibitor and Advertiser Opportunities_Final.pdf


The Marvin Center at the George Washington University 

800 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20052


Melrose Georgetown Hotel

$259 plus 14.8% sales tax (single/double sleeping room) 

The group room rate cutoff date is February 13, 2019

Dial 800-Melrose or (202) 955-6400 to make your room reservation.  When making reservations indicate you are attending the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis annual conference.  Hotel Wi-Fi access is complementary with your room booked in the Melrose.

2019 Conference Program Committee

  • Clark Nardinelli, Chair (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
  • Kenneth Acks (The Cost-Benefit Group)
  • Daniel Acland (UC Berkeley)
  • Eliane Catilina, (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Susan Dudley (The George Washington University)
  • Andrew Estrin (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
  • Michael Getzner (Vienna University of Technology)
  • Sue Hamann (National Institutes of Health)
  • Lynn Karoly (RAND Corporation)
  • Steven Lize (Pew Charitable Trusts)
  • Jerome Massiani (Ca Foscari University)
  • Kyle Rozema (University of Chicago)
  • John Whitehead (Appalachian State University)
  • Tomeka Williams (MITRE Corporation)
  • Richard Zerbe (University of Washington)

2019 Workshop Subcommittee

  • Steven Lize, Chair (Pew Charitable Trusts)
  • Jennifer Baxter (Industrial Economics, Inc.)
  • Cristina McLaughlin (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
  • Clark Nardinelli (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
  • Lisa Robinson (Harvard University)
  • Stuart Shapiro (Rutgers University)