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Cost-Benefit Analysis

Nudging Away from Personal Choice

Nov 30, 2016 Opinion

Economist argues that energy-efficiency regulations are riddled with problems and espouses their elimination.

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The Uncertain Benefits of GMO Labeling

Nov 21, 2016 News

Scholar argues that regulators will have difficulty applying cost-benefit analysis to mandatory GMO labeling.

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Hill Briefing Addresses Regulatory Challenges for Next Administration

Nov 4, 2016 News

Public Citizen and the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards convened panels of regulatory experts.

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Red Tape on the Upswing

Oct 31, 2016 Opinion

Experts argue that the number and cost of regulations sharply rose in 2015—at a rate that has held steady in 2016.

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Valuing a Ton of Particulate Matter

Oct 27, 2016 Opinion

What is the cost of emitting soot into the atmosphere? The answer is unclear, yet it plays an important role in policymaking.

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Donald Trump, the “Workers’ Party” Candidate, on Regulation

Oct 24, 2016 Opinion

Experts argue that Donald Trump's focus on jobs and worker impacts instead of the application of the net social benefits test is imprudent.

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A Reply to Professor Amy Sinden’s Critique of the “Cost-Benefit State”

Sep 27, 2016 Opinion

Cost-benefit analysis is the most preferable form of analysis, and it should continue to be employed for important regulatory decisions.

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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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