Call for papers:
The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is now accepting abstracts for participation in our 2016 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis. 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.
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.
Abstracts must be between 200 to 300 words in length and clearly describe the research. You may submit an abstract for an individual presentation or organize a panel. The panel may involve four presentations or three presentations with one or two discussants, or be structured as a roundtable discussion. Panel proposals must include a description of the overall focus of the panel as well as a 200 to 300-word abstract for each presentation.
The Program Committee reserves the right to select only a subset of the panel abstracts for presentation or to reorganize the panels if needed. Submissions are limited to one abstract per presenter, although you may be listed as co-author on an unlimited number of other presentations. You may submit two abstracts only if one is for an individual presentation and the second is part of an organized panel; the two abstracts must address substantially different areas of research.
Submission of an abstract for an individual presentation or panel is viewed as a firm commitment to participate in the conference if accepted. Entries received after October 16, 2015 are not guaranteed consideration by the program committee.