Phase 2: Prepare Methods Papers and Case Studies

The second phase of the project involved developing methods papers and case studies to support the extension of the iDSI Reference Case to include benefit-cost analysis. The initial drafts of these papers were reviewed by selected experts, posted online for public comment, and discussed in a November 2-3, 2017 workshop, then revised to reflect the many thoughtful and helpful comments we received. We also solicited additional case studies to test and demonstrate the implementation of the methods paper recommendations. Several of these papers have now been published in a special open access issue of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. Links to the most recent version of each paper are provided below; the resulting guidance is available here.

Introduction to the Special Issue

Methods Papers

Although these papers provide the basis for the benefit-cost analysis reference case guidance, that guidance may ultimately deviate from their recommendations in some areas.

Case Studies