Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Invites Submissions for March 2014 Meeting

The deadline for abstract submission is October 31, 2013. This is the organization's sixth annual conference and will take place in Washington, DC, at George Washington University's Marvin Center on March 13-14.

The Society is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of, exchange of ideas on, and research about benefit-cost analysis. Either individual presentations or panels consisting of four speakers and a chair may be submitted. For details, follow the links in the announcement below.

The full text of their announcement follows:

Call for Papers: Benefit-Cost Analysis for Evidence-Based Decision Making

The Sixth Annual Conference of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Abstracts Due: October 31, 2013

When: March 13–14, 2014
Where: GWU Marvin Center in Washington, D.C.

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis is now accepting papers for participation in our 2014 annual conference on “Benefit-Cost Analysis for Evidence-Based Decision Making.” Submissions 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.

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 effectiveness analysis, risk-benefit analysis, applied welfare economics, damage assessment, and other methods. Applications in any public policy area are encouraged.

Download the full call for papers (61 KB PDF) or submit your abstract or panel proposal onlineLearn more about the Society or contact us via email.