From: Office of Advocacy | Small Business Administration

By Michael McManus, Regulatory Research Fellow

Late last week the SBA Office of Advocacy participated in the annual Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference. The conference, widely attended by government employees and academics alike, works to improve the theory and practice of benefit-cost analysis.


Office of Advocacy economists Patrick Delehanty and Lindsay Scherber chaired a roundtable discussion focused on how agencies currently analyze the effects of regulations on small businesses and potential improvements to the process. Advocacy regulatory economist Jonathan Porat was joined by senior economists from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, Federal Drug Administration and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.

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