2017 Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Annual Conference

Country: USA

City: Washington

Abstr. due: 14.10.2016

Dates: 14.03.17 — 17.03.17

Area Of Sciences: Economics and management;

Organizing comittee e-mail: sbcainfo@uw.edu

Organizers: The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA)

 

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. Please join us at our Ninth Annual Conference and Meeting.

The SBCA is accepting abstracts and workshop proposals for participation in our 2017 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

The SBCA is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit cost analysis (BCA). We welcome submissions that support the enhanced use of such analysis to promote evidence based decision making. We define BCA broadly, including cost analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, risk-benefit analysis, applied welfare economics, damage assessment and other methods. Applications in any public policy area are encouraged. For example, proposals may be in such areas as:

    Civil and criminal justice
    Education and training
    Energy, natural resources, and environment
    Finance and financial markets
    Food and agriculture
    Health, health insurance, and health care
    International trade and development
    Safety and security
    Social welfare programs
    State and local policy
    Theory and methods
    Transportation and infrastructure
    Workforce and workplace.

Conference Presentations/Panel Abstracts

You may submit an abstract for a presentation or organize a full panel. A full panel may consist of a chair and either four presentations and a single discussant, or three presentations and two to three discussants. Individual presentations or panels may address the link between theory and practice, the methods used to estimate particular types of costs or benefits, the application of BCA to specific case studies, the role of BCA in decision making or any other relevant topic. We welcome submissions from scholars, practitioners, and others working in academia, nonprofits, business and government around the world. Abstracts must be between 200 to 300 words in length and clearly describe the research.


Workshops

Interested in helping your colleagues develop new skills or learn about new topics? We welcome workshop proposals on any topic related to benefit-cost analysis that will be of interest to others working in this field. Workshops may address basic skills or emerging issues. Topics of interest to those working in academia, government, industry, or nonprofits, in the U.S. or elsewhere, are welcome. Examples include:

    Basic skills related to conducting specific types of analysis
    Current theoretical and methodological developments
    Recent findings in particular policy areas
    Approaches for effective communication of analytic results.

Workshops – either full or half-day – are offered the day preceding the conference. Workshops may be designed as mini-courses, panel discussions, highly interactive conversations, or other formats. Innovative approaches are welcome. Workshops may not be used for commercial purposes and must provide a balanced perspective.

Conference Web-Site: https://benefitcostanalysis.org/2017-annual-conference