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Economics and Benefits Analysis

Past Activities and Events

  • December 5, 2021 Workshop – Eliciting Judgments from Experts and Non-experts to Inform Decision-making: As a part of the SRA annual meeting EBASG members Cristina McLaughlin and Aylin Sertkaya conducted their annual workshop titled “Eliciting Judgments from Experts and Non-experts to Inform Decision-making”.
  • November 4, 2021 Webinar – on OSHA Silica Standard 2017: History, Debates, Risk Assessment, and Importance: In November 2018, Dr. Sally Kane, who was the President of the SRA National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC), planned a silica risk assessment symposium to explore how the new Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) silica standard evolved from the risk assessment. The symposium was postponed and then the pandemic occurred. In spring of 2021 Sally Kane passed away. To honor Dr. Kane’s memory, the NCAC executive committee has planned a webinar to explore the development of silica/silicosis risk management strategies. This webinar was co-sponsored by the SRA EBASG and the Occupational Health and Safety Specialty Group.
  • October 13-14, 2021  – SBCA-SRA ‘Cost-Benefit Analysis for U.S. Regulatory Impact Statements’ Online Workshop: This workshop, with presenters Aliya Sassi, Lizzi Quin, Aaron Kearsely, Chris Dockins, and Charles Griffiths, introduced the use of benefit-cost analysis for regulatory impact analyses (RIAs) in the Federal government. The topics included issues of identifying the market failure, establishing the correct baseline, choosing the policy options, estimating benefits, estimating costs, and identifying transfers.  The workshop was structured as an overarching presentation with examples from past RIAs used as practical example to be discussed by the participants. This workshop was co-sponsored by the SRA Economics and Benefits Analysis Specialty Group (SRA-EBASG) and was hosted by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) on October 13-14, 2021.
  • June 2, 2021 Online Coffee Hour: EBASG Committee hosted a coffee hour on planning for the SRA 2021 Annual Meeting. We discussed ideas for organizing symposiums and what our members were currently working on.
  • May 4, 2021 Online Coffee Hour: EBASG Committee hosted a coffee hour on planning for the SRA Annual Meeting. We discussed ideas for future symposiums and research topics that our current members were working on.
  • April 22, 2021 Webinar: EBASG and the Engineering and Infrastructure Specialty Group co-hosted “Reflections on the Impact of Flatten the Curve on Interdependent Workforce Sectors” webinar by Prof. Joost R. Santos . The webinar recording is available at: https://www.sra.org/webinar/reflections-on-the-impact-of-flatten-the-curve-on-interdependent-workforce-sectors-2/
  • February 23, 2021 Online Coffee Hour: EBASG Committee and Lisa Robinson hosted a webinar on EBASG Planning, Challenges, and Goals.