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July 2015 News and Updates

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Save the Date: 2016 Conference and Workshops

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Eighth Annual Conference and Meeting will take place on March 16–18, 2016 in Washington, D.C., with pre-conference professional development workshops on Wednesday and the conference on Thursday and Friday.SBCA 2015 conference

The conference will again be held at the George Washington University (but with more space to fit our growing attendance!).

The call for submissions will be going out in the coming weeks; please watch your inbox and the SBCA website for more details and updates. Registration will open in December.

2016 Program Committee:

  • Susan Dudley, Chair (GW Regulatory Studies Center)
  • Richard Belzer (Regulatory Checkbook)
  • Sandra Hoffmann (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
  • Lynn Karoly (RAND Corporation)
  • Don Kenkel (Cornell University)
  • Clark Nardinelli (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
  • Emile Quinet (Ecole des Ponts-Paris)
  • Stuart Shapiro (Rutgers University)
  • Anne Smith (NERA Economic Consulting)
  • Craig Thornton (Econometrica, Inc.)
  • Gary VanLandingham (The Pew Charitable Trusts)
  • Jack Wells (retired - U.S. Department of Transportation)

Please feel free to contact SBCA Executive Director Erika Dowd with any suggestions or questions related to the conference.

Read more on our website

Welcome to Our Newest Organizational Affiliates

We thank all of our affiliates and invite your organization to join as well. More information is available on our website and the full list of 2015 affiliates is below.

Next Issue of Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis Coming Soon

The next issue of the JBCA will be available online in the coming weeks. Articles will include the following:

  • “Pricing Lives for Corporate and Governmental Risk Decisions” - W. Kip Viscusi
  • “Valuing Regulations Affecting Addictive or Habitual Goods” - David M. Cutler, Amber Jessup, Donald Kenkel, and Martha A. Starr
  • “Estimating the Job Impacts of Environmental Regulation” - Anna Belova, Wayne B. Gray, Joshua Linn, Richard D. Morgenstern, and William Pizer
  • “Challenges in including BCA in Planning Approval Processes: Coal Mine Projects in New South Wales, Australia” - Robert Gillespie and Jeff Bennett
  • “Benefit-Cost Analysis in the States: Status, Impact, and Challenges” - Darcy White and Gary VanLandingham
  • “The Energy Efficiency Gap in EPA's Benefit-Cost Analysis of Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Regulations: A Case Study” - Gloria Hefland and Reid Dorsey-Palmateer

We are also thrilled to announce that all issues of JBCA Volumes 1–5 (2010–2014) are now available as permanent free access on the JBCA website. We hope you enjoy reading and downloading these articles free of charge. To access future issues, please join the SBCA and/or subscribe to the Journal. 

For more details about the upcoming issue, please watch the JBCA page on our website for announcements and sign up for Table of Contents alerts.

SBCA Survey Update

Thank you to all who provided your thoughtful feedback in our recent survey. We are working on analyzing the responses and will be looking at ways to incorporate your input and suggestions into our work going forward. We appreciate your time!

Contribute to Our Online Resource Listings 

As a service to our members and the field, SBCA provides listings of useful resources on our website, including:

In addition to visiting these pages, we hope you will contribute to them by submitting relevant resources. Please contact the SBCA Executive Director with any suggestions or questions.

You may also share resource information, discussion topics, and relevant announcements to our LinkedIn group page.

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