CBKB 2012 wrap-up: Special topics
Throughout the month of December we’ll look back at CBKB’s blog and highlight key posts from 2012.
Every month we pick a theme and dig into that topic through a series of blog posts. During 2012 we focused on misperceptions about cost-benefit analysis (CBA), benefits, methods, risk and uncertainty, and other subjects. If you missed any of our special topics this year, here’s a recap:
Building cost-benefit analysis capacity
- Misperception #1: Cost-benefit analysis is a crystal ball.
- Misperception #2: Policymakers use cost-benefit studies to justify more public spending.
- Misperception #3: Cost-benefit analysis should be applied to all policy and program decisions.
- On the plus side: A primer on benefits
- Why bother with benefits?
- Whose benefits matter?
- The benefits of early childhood programs: Part 1 of an interview with Sara Watson
- The benefits of early childhood programs: Part 2 of an interview with Sara Watson
- Who benefits and who bears the costs?
- Document for others as you would have others document for you
- An interview with Professor David Weimer on cost-benefit analysis methods and justice policy
- Show and tell: Estimating the value of public goods
- Addressing uncertainty as a part of cost-benefit studies
- Investing is risky. How can cost-benefit analysis help?
- Monte Carlo analysis: Handle with care
- New Technology Decision Tool from the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
- Technology: “A component of a strategy, not a strategy in and of itself.”
- Doing the math on public safety technology investments
- Outputs and outcomes: What’s the difference and why does it matter?
- Guest blog post: Aligning fiscal incentives with public safety outcomes
- Keeping the “social impact” in social impact bonds
- Is what’s measured what matters? Pitfalls with performance measures