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
We accomplish this by supporting the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, convening with a variety of government agencies and academic professionals who use benefit-cost analysis in their work, and publishing academic papers on benefit-cost analysis methodology.