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SBCA Webinar Series:
Recent Developments in the Market for Vaping Products and the Implications for Benefit-Cost Analysis -

August 11, 2020 

SBCA Workshop:
Techniques for Promoting the Use of Evidence and BCA Results to Policymakers
September 22 & 23, 2020

SBCA Workshop:
Introduction to Benefit-Cost Analysis for Regulatory Impact Analysis
October 5 & 6, 2020

SBCA European Webinar - Oct. 14, 2020

2020 Society Webinar Series

The Society for Benefit-Cost webinar series features new material and a few presentations originally scheduled for our March 2020 Annual Meeting. These presentations are free to Society members and (with limited exceptions) available to nonmembers for a fee. The list of past and future webinars is below along with information about how to view a recording (for past webinars) or to register.

If you find the Society's resources useful and want to support the benefit-cost analysis field, please consider becoming a member or making a donation.

The Society is planning to offer 6 webinars between July-December 2020. For more information click here

All individual webinars will be free to SBCA members.
All individual webinars will be available to non-members at $35 per session.
Non-members can also bundle all 6 of the webinars for the $140. Register Now

Assessing Ways of Saving Lives During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A conversation with Kip Viscusi. June 30, 2020

A recording of this free webinar is available here.

On Balance Blog

On Balance: COVID-19 Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Value of Statistical Lives 

July 1, 2020
By Lisa A. Robinson

Reducing COVID-19 risks requires making extraordinarily difficult decisions that trade-off saving lives and economic damages. Benefit-cost analysis is well-suited for investigating these trade-offs and informing these decisions. However, interpreting and using the results requires understanding the framework and addressing its limitations, including the uncertainties in the value of mortality risk reductions and the distribution of impacts across those who are advantaged and disadvantaged. 

SBCA European Conference

Registration Now Open

The in-person SBCA European Conference has been canceled for this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the keynote speakers have agreed to share their thoughts in an online event to be held October 14th.

Here are a few preliminary details including the tentative titles of the talks:

  • Jason Shogren (University of Wyoming): Challenges of social distancing, how did the assumptions made in March turn out in retrospective? Uncertainty in CBA, advice to real policy-making and the CBA.
  • John Hassler ( Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University): Perspectives on the covid-19 pandemic and cost benefit analysis
  • Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics) : Comments on both keynotes

For more information on the SBCA European webinar, please visit here.

To register for the free webinar, please click here.

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis

Volume 11 - Issue 1 of the JBCA Spring 2020

The spring 2020 edition of the Journal presents a collection of seven papers addressing the role of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs(OIRA) ...

Volume 10- Issue 3 - of the JBCA Fall 2019

The fall edition of the Journal includes an invited essay by Alain Enthoven (2019) of Stanford University, who helps us understand the beginning and growth...

Volume 10 - Issue 2 of the JBCA Summer 2019

The spring edition of the journal is a Special Issue - Benefit-Cost Analysis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Methods and Case Studies


Covid-19 BCA Resources

SBCA is currently dedicated to providing the latest and most informative information on COVID-19 Policy Benefit-Cost Resources.

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