Applications and Potential of Ecosystem Services Valuation within USDA - Advancing the Science
Despite several decades of work and the development of a well-established literature, significant gaps remain. These knowledge gaps limit the ability of USDA to measure the value of ecosystem services delivered by its programs and policies. The workshop will explore new methods, data, and approaches to valuing ecosystem services and applying the results to Federal programs and policies.
The goal of the workshop is to provide decision makers, researchers, and other stakeholders with an understanding of how innovative methods in economics, advances in theory, and access to new and existing data can be used to improve the valuation of ecosystem services associated with USDA programs and policies.
To learn more about the workshop please see the one page Ecosystem Services Valuation workshop summary, or the ESV Workshop agenda. The ESV workshop will feature 20 selected presentations and two invited lunchtime speakers – Dr. Kathleen Segerson (University of Connecticut) and Dr. Roger von Haefen (North Carolina State University). Review the current Ecosystem Services Valuation schedule.
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Pre-Congress Workshop - "The Benefit-Cost Analysis Reference Case: What It Is and How to Use It"
Half-day, afternoon session
This workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about new reference case guidance for conducting benefit-cost analysis, including case study examples. It covers the underlying concepts, approaches for valuing changes in health and longevity, and practical implementation. Specific topics will be tailored to participants’ interests.
ERSA Congress, Lyon France - Joint SBCA ERSA Session on Evaluation
SBCA and the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) welcome proposals for contributions for a special session on evaluation. The session will gather scholars using various evaluation techniques in the areas of interest of Regional Science. The proposed presentation can relate to Cost Benefit Analysis or other assessment techniques, preferably quantitative. We welcome contributions that take a comparative or transversal view on various techniques. This applies for instance to CGE modelling used for policy assessment. For additional information please contact Jerome Massiani at firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Edition Milan Summer School - Cost Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects
This September, the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis is co-sponsoring the Milan Summer School. The Milan Summer School offers an intensive and participative learning experience focused on the appraisal (Cost-Benefit Analysis, CBA) of major infrastructure projects, with a focus on those applying for co-financing under the European Structural and Investment Funds in the programming period 2014-2020. The structure of the school reflects the need to provide an overview and introduction to principles and methods of CBA along with a more in-depth understanding of sectoral applications.
Deadlines: Applications open on 13 March; Early Bird Registration ends 30 April 2019; Regular Registration ends 14 June 2019