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SBCA Webinar Series: All Access
7/2/2020 - 12/31/2020
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SBCA Webinar Series: Roundtable Discussion: Recent Developments in the Market for Vaping Products and the Implications for Benefit-Cost Analysis
8/11/2020 - 8/11/2020
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SBCA 2020 Workshop: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness? Techniques for Promoting the Use of Evidence & BCA Results to Policymakers
9/22/2020 - 9/23/2020
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SBCA 2020 Workshop: Introduction to Benefit-Cost Analysis for Regulatory Impact Analysis
10/5/2020 - 10/6/2020
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Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020
10/14/2020 - 10/14/2020
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Events in the month of June 2020
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6/30/2020
 -6/30/2020
Assessing Ways of Saving Lives During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A conversation with Kip Viscusi

The policy debate over how best to respond to COVID-19 centers around whether the costs of social distancing and other measures are justified in terms of the lives saved. As recent headlines and news stories have indicated, there is no shortage of opinions on this trade-off. But if you dig deeper, you will find a thoughtful body of literature that can guide this type of decision making.
When assessing the economic costs of saving lives, the relevant metric is the value of a statistical life. This concept captures what people and policy makers pay to reduce mortality risks. Estimates of the value of statistical life have been used widely in transportation and environmental policy making and now are being used to assess responses to COVID-19 around the world.

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis is offering a quick way to get up to speed on this concept: a conversation between Kip Viscusi, leading authority in value of statistical life analysis, former SBCA president, and author of the book Pricing Lives: Guideposts for a Safer Society and Tom Kniesner, editor of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Viscusi is the most sought-after expert on this topic. Not only does he bring a highly analytical mind to the issues, but his presentation style makes it easy to grasp the issues and implications of alternatives. Kniesner brings an editor’s eye to the conversation with a focus on applications and supporting evidence.

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