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University of Washington, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs

Seattle, Washington

University of Washington, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs was awarded $2,760,000 between 2006 and 2014, including 7 grants in Policy Research.


2014 • 4 years • Policy Research

This grant to the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs supports the re-launch of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. Capitalizing on growing interest in the field and the move to a new publisher, Cambridge University Press, the Journal will pursue the goal of supporting rigorous research, disseminating the results, and advancing the use of benefit-cost analysis in social policy decisions. The Journal is well positioned to reach both academics and policymakers and to influence practice, policy and scholarship.


2012 • 3 years • Policy Research

Founded as an outgrowth of the Foundation’s support of the Benefit-Cost Analysis Center of the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington-Seattle, the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis is an international group of practitioners, academics, and others working to improve the theory and application of benefit-cost analysis. It will use this grant for two types of activities: strengthening the Society’s operational infrastructure by hiring an executive director and developing a strategic business plan; and sponsoring three annual Social Benefit-Cost Analysis Conferences for the intellectual and professional development of its members and the larger field.


2008 • 4 years • Policy Research

In support of the Center for Benefit-Cost Analysis (over four years).


2008 • 3 years • Policy Research

In support of three annual Conferences on Benefit-Cost Analysis (over three years).


2008 • 1 year, 6 months • Policy Research

To develop and promote standards and principles for benefit-cost analysis of social programs (over 18 months).


2007 • 1 year • Policy Research

In support of a conference on cost-benefit analysis in social policy decision-making.


2006 • 2 years • Policy Research

To help establish a virtual Center for Benefit-Cost Analysis (over two years).

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