Notice & Comment

SBCA Online Workshop: Cost-Benefit Analysis for U.S. Regulatory Impact Statements, 10/13-10/14

From the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA):

Benefit-cost analysis is used around the world to assess regulatory impacts. This workshop 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 (EPA), 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. The workshop will be structured as an overarching presentation with examples from past RIAs. 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 presenters are seasoned practitioners with substantial experience in conducting these analyses for federal regulatory actions, including Aliya Sassi (US FDA), Elizabeth Quin (US FDA), Aaron Kearsley (US HHS), Chris Dockins (US EPA) and Charles Griffith (US EPA).

The workshop will be held on October 13 & 14, 11AM – 1PM 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.

To register, please visit SBCA event registration page.

More details on the workshop are here.