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Introduction to Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Evaluating Policies & Programs

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Registration deadline: June 2nd

This course will be conducted via a virtual Zoom meeting format and Canvas. Access to a computer/laptop with internet access is required. Please contact Professional Development with any questions.

15 CEUs/CPH units - (7.5 live, 7.5 self-paced)
Cost-benefit (benefit-cost) analysis (CBA) and cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) are common decision-making tools in social and health policy, public health, medicine, and related settings. These basic economic evaluation concepts are used by program managers, agencies, governments, and funders to add structured, transparent, and scientific information to policy evaluation and resource allocation discussions.

This course will include a brief survey of core concepts in each method, and provide students with the building blocks to conduct a simple evaluation of their own. Limitations and extensions will be explored to help students understand criticisms and appropriate application.

Each day of the course will begin with a core lecture of concepts and techniques. Small group activities and hands-on exercises will illustration application, limitations, and reinforce concepts. A variety of examples will be reviewed and discussed to illustrate economic evaluation. Students are encouraged to contribute applications, problems, questions, or data from outside experience or employment for further classroom discussion and analysis. No specialized software is required.

The course will consist of live Zoom webinars from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Central Time), and 1.5 hours of self-paced content in Canvas each day.

Class size is limited to 25.

$650 General admission**

**Available discount class code may be entered during check out for the following:
SI01 - $450 Non-profit/government employees (1st Summer Institute class)
SI02 - $400 Non-profit/government employees (Additional Summer Institute classes)

This class will include both degree-seeking graduate students and practicing professionals. Individuals registering through Professional Development will receive continuing education units - but not academic credit - for the class.

Class Details

5 Session(s)
Daily - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Online Webinar

Derek Brown 

CEUs : 15

General Admission: 


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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/19/2023 - 6/23/2023 Daily - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM St. Louis, Online Webinar  Map Derek Brown