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NEWS - last updated February, 2020

Session Proposals for Evaluation 2020 in Portland, OR are now open!
Submit your proposal here:

The deadline for session proposals is 11:59 PM ET March 18, 2020.

Evaluation 2020 will be held from October 26 - October 31. The theme for this year's conference is How Will You Shine Your Light? In your proposal, consider how your session will illuminate new perspectives, practices, and methodological approaches for attendees.


Extend your learning in benefit-cost analysis, regulatory impact analysis, and communicating research evidence at workshops scheduled with the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, 12th Annual Conference & Meeting March 18 in Washington, DC. Details here:

  • Deregulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis Organized By Jennifer Baxter, Industrial Economics with  Bethany Davis Knoll, New York University School of Law; Libby Ashley, U.S. Office of Management and Budget; Jerry Ellig, The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center; Amber Jessup, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis for Beginners Organized by Glenn Blomquist, University of Kentucky with  David Weimer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Introduction to Benefit-Cost Analysis for Regulatory Impact Analysis Organized by Charles Griffiths, U.S EPA, with  Chris Dockins, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Aliya Sassi, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Addressing Uncertainty and Non-Quantified Effects in Benefit-Cost Analysis Organized By Jennifer Baxter, Industrial Economics, with Victoria Greenfield, RAND Corporation; Aylin Sertkaya, Eastern Research Group; David Weimer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • A Voice Crying in the Wilderness? Techniques for Promoting the Use of Evidence and BCA Results to Policymakers Organized by Steve Lize, The Pew Charitable Trusts, with Gary VanLandingham, Florida State University, and John Kamensky, IBM Center for Business of Government
  • Valuing Changes in Health and Longevity Organized by Lisa Robinson, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health