Workshop

Recent advances and challenges in benefit-cost analysis

December 15–16, 2014

Toulouse, France

Abstract

Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in applied benefit-cost analysis (BCA). On 15-16 December 2014 the benefit-cost group at the Toulouse School of Economics will organize a two-day workshop to discuss progress and challenges in applied BCA of government policies toward the environment, health, and other topics. The workshop will look at the roles of uncertainty, equity, and behavioral economics in the conduct and interpretation of BCA. It will also address legal and institutional perspectives on applied policy evaluation. Some prominent speakers including Matthew Adler (Duke University), Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University), and Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics) will present their research related to the above topics. Moreover, we expect several high-profile policy makers to participate in one or two roundtable discussions.