Robinson Keynote at Milan SBCA Conference

Lisa Robinson smiling into camera

CHDS Deputy Director Lisa Robinson will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) European conference, held in Milan, Italy on September 11-12, 2023. The conference aims to promote and improve the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis, focusing on both research and policy and providing a forum for scientific exchange.

The conference presentations will address a wide variety of policy areas, including environmental quality, energy, climate change, health, transportation, and many other topics, as well as numerous methodological issues. Robinson’s talk, “Benefit-Cost Analysis: Why and Whither,” will address the rationale for conducting benefit-cost analysis as well as recent innovations and opportunities for improvement. Other featured speakers include Ben Groom (University of Exeter) who will discuss “The Long-Term Value of Nature and Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change” and Jorge Doramas Calderon (European Investment Bank) who will discuss “The Economic Appraisal of Investment Projects.”

SBCA members include scholars and practitioners from around the world, who work in government, academia, nonprofits and private industry. They represent numerous disciplines such as economics, law, engineering, public policy, decision science, and natural science. Members work with a broad set of methods, including benefit-cost analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, risk-benefit analysis, applied welfare economic analysis, and damage assessments.

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