All Essays

U.S. Freight Customers Increasingly Taxed by Higher Rail Rates

Policymakers should promote competition to combat a rise in real rates paid by rail shippers since 2000.

Week in Review

President Trump sets a deadline for eliminating advisory committees, EPA repeals the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, and more…

Will the Affordable Care Act Die by Non-Enforcement?

U.S. cities file suit to force the Trump Administration to keep Obamacare alive.

Combatting Climate Change with Human Behavior

Scholars explain the benefits of setting “green” products as consumers’ default option.

Police Departments Adopt Automated DNA Testing

Rapid DNA technology expands law enforcement’s ability to test samples, but also raises privacy concerns.

Giving Regulatory Cooperation a Reality Check

International regulatory cooperation agreements have not reached desired levels of effectiveness.

Week in Review

States file a lawsuit challenging the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, the Treasury Department closes a loophole in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and more…

More Regulation Needed to Combat Risks From Cosmetics

Scholar argues that the association between cosmetics and femininity has contributed to harmful under-regulation.

The Potential Consequences of the Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule

Scholars argue that HUD’s smoke-free rule misses the mark in efforts to curb smoking.

FTC v. Qualcomm, Antitrust, and Intellectual Property

A significant federal court decision expands on the relationship between antitrust and intellectual property law.

OMB’s New Approach to Agency Guidance Documents

Research fellow argues that a recent OMB memo could improve regulatory lawmaking.

Week in Review

The House passes a bill that protects Dreamers, the Judiciary Committee examines whether antitrust law adequately protects consumers, and more…