Pew’s Results First staff to present on states’ use of cost-benefit analysis at SBCA conference

By , February 15, 2013

Darcy White and Ashleigh Holand from Results First, a project of the Pew Center on the States, will present “Benefit-Cost Analysis: What Are States Doing?” on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) annual conference and meeting in Washington, DC.

White and Holand, both senior associates at Results First, will discuss the extent to which states and the District and Columbia use cost-benefit analysis to make budget and policy decisions. Their presentation is based on a comprehensive assessment conducted by Results First.

The presentation will be one of three on the panel “BCA in the States,” chaired by Stuart Shapiro, associate professor and director of the public policy program at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The panel will also include presentations on “Private and Government Fiscal Costs and Benefits of the Maryland Dream Act,” by Tim Gindling, professor of economics, and Marvin Mandell, professor of public policy, both at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and “Economic Analysis of the New Mexico K-3 Plus Extended School Year Services: Methods and Results,” by Linda Goetze, an economist at the Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities.

The conference will take place Feb. 21 and 22 at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC. Visit the SBCA website for more information and to register.

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