2014 Conference and Meeting: Benefit-Cost Analysis for Evidence-Based Decision Making

Benefit-Cost Analysis for Evidence-Based Decision Making

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Preconference Professional Development Workshops: March 12, 2014
Conference and Meeting: March 13-14, 2014
GWU Marvin Center, Washington, D.C.

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. Please find information on our 2014 Annual Conference and Meeting and preconference workshop below.

View the full conference agenda with photos and links to download selected presentations.

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Conference Program

The final program is now available. Please use the link below to view the entire conference program book.

We are excited to welcome Richard Zeckhauser of Harvard University for the keynote luncheon on Thursday, speaking on "New Challenges to Benefit-Cost Analysis." Read more


Conference registration includes all meals (breakfast, break refreshments, lunch, and evening receptions) as well as other activities listed in the program on March 13 and 14. Registration is closed.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities
We invite you to support the Society and highlight the role of your organization by sponsoring a conference event, for amounts ranging from $1,500 to $3,500.

Conference Venue and Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the GWU Marvin Center (blue pin in the map below), two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. Driving directions and parking information can be found online here. The off-site dinner reception on Thursday will be held at Circle Bistro (red pin in the map below) at the One Washington Circle Hotel.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the GWU Inn (green pin in the map below), four blocks from the conference location and less than two blocks from the Metro. Please use this link to obtain the SBCA room rate of $225 plus tax, or call the hotel at (800) 426-4455 and mention SBCA. We encourage you to make your reservation before February 11, 2014, to guarantee rate availability.

The Marvin Center at the George Washington University
800 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20052

The George Washington University Inn
824 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

Exhibitor and Advertising Opportunities
Exhibit tables are available for $500 and include the opportunity to register for a reduced fee; advertisements in the conference program range from $150 to $400.

Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals
The deadline for abstract submissions has passed, however you can download the call for papers (126 KB PDF) for information related to the abstract submission process. For workshops, you can download the call for workshop proposals (50 KB PDF), proposal instructions (50 KB PDF), and budget worksheet (45 KB XLS) for more information.

Program Committee: Lisa Robinson (Chair), Harvard University; Susan Dudley, George Washington University; Ali Gungor, Coast Guard; Anthony Homan, U.S. Department of Transportation; Don Kenkel, Cornell University; Judy Temple, University of Minnesota; Anne Smith, NERA Economic Consulting; W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University