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Cost-Benefit Analysis

Supreme Court Remains Skeptical of the “Cost-Benefit State”

Sep 26, 2016 Opinion

Recent Court decisions have not created a presumption in favor of formal cost-benefit analysis.

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A Debate Over the Use of Cost-Benefit Analysis

Sep 26, 2016 Series

Previously published RegBlog essay sparks debate over the role that cost-benefit analysis should play in regulatory decision-making.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

Sep 19, 2016 Opinion

Cost-benefit analysis has become a routinized part of policymaking. Probing what justifies this methodology helps us to see how it might be..

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Improving Benefit-Cost Analysis by Making it Simpler

Jul 25, 2016 Opinion

Earlier and less burdensome regulatory impact analyses would lead to more transparent, better regulatory decisions.

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Preventing Regulatory Capture

Jun 23, 2016 Opinion

When a regulation’s benefits exceed its costs, simplicity and interdisciplinary processes are essential to reducing capture.

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Challenges in Measuring Regulatory Capture

Jun 22, 2016 Opinion

Regulatory capture, neither inevitable nor a death trap for agencies, must be reduced to advance public policy goals.

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A Forecast of the Next Five Years in Regulation

May 12, 2016 Election 2016

RegBlog’s fifth anniversary prompts illuminating debate about the best path for future regulators.

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A Paradigm Shift in the Cost-Benefit State

Apr 26, 2016 Opinion

A 2009 court decision could spur more cost-benefit analysis in the regulatory process.

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Better Policy Analysis Makes for a Better World

Mar 14, 2016 Opinion

Combining better analysis with more meaningful participation will improve policy decisions.

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Reasons to Regulate When Benefits Can’t Be Quantified

Jun 10, 2015 Opinion

CPSC considers costs of regulating corded window coverings, benefits to child safety.

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