Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, April 15, 2022

Haveman honored by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

havemanIn March, La Follette School Professor Emeritus Bob Haveman was named a Fellow of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Haveman was recognized for his work as a generous colleague and teacher, an innovative researcher, and an early contributor to making benefit-cost analysis part of the standard analytical toolkit.

“I am honored by the award designating me to be a Fellow of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis,” says Haveman. “From my PhD thesis to the present time, I have done work in this important area and have found it most gratifying.”

Haveman has made major contributions to the areas of environmental economics, public finance, and the economics of poverty and social policy, including the application of benefit-cost analysis.

In addition to serving as a UW–Madison faculty member since 1970, Haveman was director of the La Follette School from 1988 to 1991 and director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 1971 to 1975.

Haveman is a prolific scholar, and he served as an editor of the Adeline Publishing Company’s annual volumes on benefit-cost analysis, which were influential in expanding the role of benefit-cost analysis in policy analysis.