October 27, 2020: Lives versus Livelihoods: Evaluating Policies to Address COVID-19
In this webinar, hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science, panelists will discuss economic approaches for evaluating the trade-offs between limiting COVID-19’s direct health impacts and maintaining economic activity. These approaches include: value of statistical life (VSL), value of statistical life years (VSLYs), quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), and social welfare analysis. Panelists will also address the usefulness and limitations of formal modelling and the impacts of policies that intend to suppress the virus compared to those that instead attempt more lenient control. They will consider how these impacts depend on country circumstances.
Various dates: Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis webinars and workshops
The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis is offering a series of online webinars and workshops, featuring leading experts and addressing diverse topics. SBCA is an international group of practitioners, academics, and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. These online events address numerous policy areas, including energy, the environment, health, crime, transportation, homeland security, finance, and others. To learn more, please visit the Society’s website.
December 13-17, 2020: Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting
Registration is now open for the Society for Risk Analysis 2020 Annual Meeting, which will be held online. SRA is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public- and private-sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level. More information is available on the SRA website.
March 8-11, 2021: Environmental Health Risk: Analysis and Applications
The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis invites you to attend our online professional development course. This course will develop your capacity to identify and assess health risks posed by environmental and other hazards, and to proactively address these risks. Participants learn to manage and evaluate risk assessments associated with occupational, food-borne, and environmental hazards, ensuring they are ready to apply the science of risk-based decision making to protect the public’s health and the environment. Please visit the course website for more information.
March 15-26, 2021: Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Annual Conference
The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis is now accepting submissions for its 2021 annual conference as well as proposals for professional development workshops. The conference will be hosted online and include diverse sessions, plenaries, and networking opportunities. The workshops will also be offered online and will be held throughout the year. SBCA works to improve the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis and support evidence-based policy decisions. Members include scholars and practitioners from around the world, representing diverse disciplines such as economics, law, engineering, public policy, decision science and natural science. SBCA addresses a wide range of policy areas, including criminal justice, education, energy, environmental quality, homeland security, poverty, public health, transportation and many other topics. To learn more, please visit the Society’s website.
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