The USDA Office of Risk Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis (ORACBA) will host “Benefit Cost Analysis: Advancing Analysis Workshop”, co-sponsored by the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis (SBCA) on September 7th, 2017 from 9 am to 3:00 pm, at the USDA Whitten Building, Room 108A, 12th St. and Jefferson Dr., SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
You may attend in person or via webinar. Please register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8616878509137268481; Webinar ID: 293-268-179.
Space is limited for in-person attendance and an advance reservation is required. Please contact Eliza Mojduszka at (202) 690-5415 or email@example.com to RSVP to attend in-person and for more information.
The Workshop consists of four sessions of papers from the two most recent (2017 and 2016) SBCA conferences that are especially relevant to the economists who develop regulatory impact analyses in support of rulemaking. The topics of the sessions range from specific analyses to support regulations (e.g., behavioral responses to health information and warnings), through valuation methods for informed decision making (e.g., applying VSL when persons choose risk or care about risks to others), and finally through retrospective benefit cost analyses of rules (e.g., retrospective review of DOE’s energy efficiency standards). The issues discussed are especially timely considering the new requirements of the Executive Order 13771. The workshop also serves to introduce regulatory economists to the SBCA and its vast resources.
Directions to the USDA Whitten Building: The Whitten Building is located directly across from the USDA South Building between 12th and 14th Streets and Independence Avenue and Jefferson Drive. All attendees should use the Jefferson Drive entrance to the building. You will need to bring a valid, government-issued picture ID and be escorted to Room 108A. Room 108A is located on the first floor of the Whitten Building, directly adjacent to the large patio in the center of the building.
Directions via Metro: The nearest Metro Station is “Smithsonian” on the blue, orange and silver line.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
USDA Whitten Building Room 108A 12th St. and Jefferson Dr., SW Washington, DC 20024