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2021 Annual Conference

The SBCA conference will be held online March 17-19 and March 22-24, 2021. Sessions will be spread throughout the day to facilitate participation across time zones. The program features an exciting mix of research presentations, roundtable discussions, and innovative sessions as well as opportunities for networking. View the full program here; instructions for chairs and speakers are available here.

Registered attendees: To access the conference sessions, CLICK HERE. Refer to your 'Tips Before You Click' email for your confirmation number. 

We are pleased to announce a series of plenaries with leading experts on diverse topics. Examples include the following. 

Sustainable Recovery from Covid-19

Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business

Moderator: Dale Whittington, University of North Carolina

Discussant: Laura Taylor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Policy Choice under Uncertainty, with Application to Vaccination and Climate Policy

Charles Manski, Northwestern University.

Moderator: John Pepper, University of Virginia

Discussants: Emma McIntosh, University of Glasgow; Robert Pindyck, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Systems Analysis, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Government Decisions

Alain Enthoven, Stanford University

Moderator: Deborah Freund, Claremont Graduate University

Benefit-Cost Analysis and U.S. Policy: The View from the White House

A conversation with Council of Economic Advisers members from the Obama and Bush administrations

Moderator: Ann Wolverton, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Panelists: Katharine G. Abraham, University of Maryland; Katherine Baicker, University of Chicago; Donald Marron, Urban Institute
The Role of Cost-Benefit Analysis in World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank-funded Projects

Moderator: Richard Damania, The World Bank

Panelists: Tijen Arin, The World Bank; Stephen Hutton, The World Bank; Onil Banerjee, The Inter-American Development Bank; Adrien Vogt-Schilb, The Inter-American Development Bank

Integrating Economics and Epidemiology in the COVID-19 Context

Moderator: James K. Hammitt, Harvard University

Panelists: Christopher Avery, Harvard University; William Bossert, Harvard University; Natalie Dean, University of Florida; Eleanor Murray, Boston University

Unifying Welfare Analysis with the Marginal Value of Public Funds

Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University,

Moderator: Lisa A Robinson, Harvard University

To register, please click here.

SBCA members receive substantial discounts—join or renew now and save!

Low-and middle-income country residents (based on World Bank Classification)$50$125
Full-time Students (including students enrolled at current SBCA Organizational Affiliates)$25$60

The conference provides several opportunities to sponsor networking sessions or meet and greet sessions for your organization. Click here for more information.

SBCA is also hosting online professional development workshops throughout the year. Please visit our workshop page for more information.

SBCA 2021 Program Committee: Dale Whittington (Chair), Lisa A. Robinson (Vice-Chair), Dan Acland, Henrik Andersson, Glenn Blomquist, Susan Chilton, Joe Devlin, Tom Kniesner, Angela Lasher, Felipe Vasquez Lavin, Ching Leong, Steven Lize, Jack Molyneaux, Clark Nardinelli, Laura Taylor, Craig Thornton, Hua Wang, Ann Wolverton.