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Benefit-Cost Analysis Center



The core aim of the Benefit-Cost Analysis Center is to improve the understanding and use of benefit-cost analysis (BCA) as a decision-making tool. Our research and outreach is geared toward:

  • Improving and standardizing benefit-cost analysis methodology.
  • Strengthening relationships between institutions that use it.
  • Disseminating information about its use and misuse.
  • Expanding its use when appropriate.

The Benefit-Cost Analysis Center works with a variety of government agencies and academic professionals who use BCA in their work, including the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Core Services Offered

Conferences, working papers, and journal.

Funding Information

MacArthur Foundation, 2008-2012

Reporting Structure

Sandra Archibald, Dean, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

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