January 2014 News & Announcements
Happy New Year from the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA)! We have several exciting activities planned during the next few months and hope you will join us as you are able.
Registration Now Open for SBCA Annual Conference
Registration is now open for our 2014 Annual Conference and Meeting on March 13 and 14 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, D.C. Early registration discounts are available through January 31; hotel reservations must be made before February 11 to guarantee rate availability. We are grateful for the generous conference support from the MacArthur Foundation and the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center.
View the preliminary conference program, register to attend the conference, and reserve lodging at the GWU Inn.
Richard Zeckhauser to Deliver Conference Keynote Speech
We are pleased to announce Richard Zeckhauser (Harvard Kennedy School) as the keynote speaker for the 2014 SBCA Annual Conference and Meeting. Zeckhauser pioneered the field of policy analysis and developed many concepts that are integral to the conduct of benefit-cost analysis today.
Attend a Professional Development Workshop on March 12
We hope you will join us for our preconference professional development workshops on March 12 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, D.C., on the following topics:
Become a 2014 SBCA Member
We invite you to start or renew your SBCA membership online or by printable form (73 KB PDF). We now offer a number of additional opportunities for organizational affiliates and welcome the following charter members:
Industrial Economics, Incorporated
LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt Law & Economics
Announcing New SBCA Vice President and Board Members
The SBCA membership has elected W. Kip Viscusi (Vanderbilt University) as Vice President of the SBCA, and James K. Hammitt (Harvard University) and Jack Wells (U.S. Department of Transportation) as members of the SBCA’s Board of Directors. Continuing members of the Board are Lisa Robinson (President), David Weimer (Immediate Past President), Richard B. Belzer (Secretary/Treasurer), Sandra O. Archibald, Jennifer Baxter, Susan Dudley, Donald Kenkel, and Anne Smith.
We thank retiring Board Members Anthony Homan and Clark Nardinelli, and retiring Immediate Past President Joseph Cordes, for their hard work and contributions to the health and growth of the Society.
Support the SBCA by Becoming a Conference Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Advertiser
Sponsoring an event at the SBCA Annual Conference and Meeting supports our mission while highlighting the important role of your institution. Sponsorship opportunities (96 KB PDF) for 2014 range in cost from $1,500 to $3,500. Space for exhibitors and advertisers (96 KB PDF) is also available.
SBCA Sessions at the WEAI Conference: Abstracts Due January 24
SBCA is participating as an allied society in the Western Economic Association International Annual Conference in Denver, Colo., from June 27 to July 1. If you are interested in presenting, send an abstract to the SBCA administrator by January 24. Submissions must include contact information for the presenter and any co-authors, a title of 60 characters or fewer, a brief abstract of 350 words or fewer, and three related JEL codes. Society members interested in attending the conference may register at the WEAI member rate.
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