Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) Online Workshop

October 4 & 5, 11AM - 1PM EST

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) Online Workshop: Benefit-Cost Analysis for U.S. Regulations (co-sponsored by the Society for Risk Analysis)

This workshop, co-sponsored by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Society for Risk Analysis, introduces the use of benefit-cost analysis for Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) in the Federal government. The topics will include issues of identifying the market failure, establishing the correct baseline, choosing the policy options, estimating benefits, estimating costs, and identifying transfers. The focus will be on analyses of U.S. health and safety regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, with further examples from the Environmental Protection Agency, but the concepts and practices are equally applicable to analyses conducted in other policy areas and in other countries or at a sub-national level.

This workshop is intended for both economists and other practitioners who have a working knowledge of benefit-cost analysis and the general concept of measuring welfare effects and risk.

The workshop will be held on October 4 & 5, 11 AM - 1 PM EST and will have a regular registration fee of $300 per person, low and middle-income country residents’ registration fee of $100 per person, and a student(full-time) registration fee of $50.

For more information and to register, please see the www.benefitcostanalysis.org/workshops .