Journal Awards


Best Article Award

The Best Article Award was started in 2017 and is awarded to those who the annual committee deems to have written the best articles published in the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis in the prior year.

Award Recipients









JBCA Award

The JBCA Award is given to those who have contributed significantly to the growth and success of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

Award Recipients

2018: R. Scott Farrow, Professor, Economics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2016: Gillian Greenough, Senior Editor, Cambridge University Press

2015: David Weimer, member of the JBCA Editorial Board

2014: Mary Kokoski, Managing Editor of the JBCA

Best Symposium Published

Award Recipients

2019: Benefit-Cost Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Methods and Case StudiesLisa Robinson, Guest Editor, Volume 10, Issue S1, Spring 2019

Arnold Harberger Prize for Retrospective Analysis

The 2013 Arnold Harberger Prize for Retrospective Analysis honored Professor Harberger’s legacy of benefit-cost work with high standards for relevance and impact. The award and an honorarium of $2,100 for the best retrospective paper published in the JBCA went to David Greenberg, Victoria Deitch, and Gayle Hamilton for their synthesis of welfare-to-work studies (JBCA, 1:1) with analysis that was clear, relevant, and useful for policy guidance. Honorable mention was awarded to Chris Rohlfs (JBCA, 3:3) for his elegant study of the benefits and costs of the military draft.

Award Recipients

2013: "A Synthesis of Random Assignment Benefit-Cost Studies of Welfare-to-Work Programs" by David H. Greenberg, Victoria Deitch and Gayle Hamilton