Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Join us at the APPAM Fall Research Conference

Policy Analysis and Public Management in an Age of Scarcity:
The Challenges of Assessing Effectiveness and Efficiency
November 8-10, 2012 in Baltimore, MD

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Benefit-Cost Analysis Center are pleased to announce a new joint collaboration with the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) fall research conference. Several BCA-focused sessions will be included in the conference program. APPAM expects the conference in Baltimore to be the largest APPAM Fall Research Conference to date, with over 250 sessions and 180 posters presented. Read more

The preliminary program has been posted for the fall research conference. To find the BCA panels, open the conference program in your web browser and search for "Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis."

Conference registration is now open online. Members of the SBCA in good standing who wish to attend the fall APPAM meetings and who are not APPAM members will be able to attend at the reduced members-only fee, which is $305 before September 30, $405 from October 1 to November 2, and $465 in the final week of registration and on-site.

Final Call for Nominations for Vice President, Treasurer/Secretary, and Board of Directors Sought

The Nominating Committee (David Weimer, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Carol Bray, Government Accountability Office; and Kerry Smith, Arizona State University) seeks help in recruiting enthusiastic and qualified people to participate in Society governance. Volunteers very welcome. Please send nominations or inquiries to

Don't Forget to Renew Your Membership!

Thanks to the support of its members, the Society has continued to grow and further the practice and use of benefit-cost analysis. We hope you will support the Society in 2012 and beyond by renewing your membership today. Benefits of membership include reduced rates of admission to the annual conference (including the member rate at November's APPAM sessions), the opportunity to vote in elections and participate on committees, and inclusion in a group of scholars and practitioners working at the leading edge of this expanding field. Plus, now you can renew and pay online using a credit card.

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

The editors of the JBCA are pleased to announce the latest issue with articles covering cases, theory, and applications by outstanding authors. SBCA members are entitled to free downloads of all JBCA content, and, of course, are encouraged to submit articles for upcoming issues online. Access to the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis is currently provided free of charge by going to the home page and registering as indicated in the first paragraph of text. We are still accepting article submissions for the Arnold Harberger Prize for Retrospective Analysis with a prize honorarium of at least $2,000. More information is provided in the downloadable flyer (pdf) and on the website.

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