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Updating the Benefits of Preventing Acute Illness

Updating the Benefits of Preventing Acute Illness

New research finds higher values for protection against risks of short-term foodborne illness.

What Can We Learn From the Unified Regulatory Agenda?

What Can We Learn From the Unified Regulatory Agenda?

Semiannual government report speaks to timely debate over federal regulations.

Could a Future President Reinstate the Military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy?

Could a Future President Reinstate the Military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy?

Despite some Republican candidate promises, reinstating a ban on gays in the military would be hard to do.

Obama’s Ozone Decision Shows Clearly Who’s in Charge

Obama’s Ozone Decision Shows Clearly Who’s in Charge

Letter from OIRA Administrator Sunstein emphasizes President’s role.

Calorie Posting and Its Impact

Calorie Posting and Its Impact

Researchers find that posting calories in restaurants decreases calories per purchase.

New Recommendations for Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions

New Recommendations for Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions

EPA’s Science Advisory Board offers recommendations to improve cost-benefit analysis.

European Court of Justice Considers Carbon Restrictions on Foreign Airlines

European Court of Justice Considers Carbon Restrictions on Foreign Airlines

Legality of EU environmental regulation challenged under international law.

The Dangers of Indicators

The Dangers of Indicators

Increased reliance on indicators can mask an institution’s non-quantifiable policies, Galit A. Sarfaty argues.

Europe’s E. coli Outbreak:  The EU Food Safety Regime Under Stress

Europe’s E. coli Outbreak: The EU Food Safety Regime Under Stress

A rare strain of E. coli raises tensions and questions over the EU response.

Agency Calculations of the Value of Statistical Lives Saved

Agency Calculations of the Value of Statistical Lives Saved

Regulatory agencies change monetary values used when analyzing life-saving regulations.

The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Private international organizations increasingly set the rules for business activity around the world, but domestic institutions still matter even in setting global rules.

FTC Issues Pay-for-Delay Report

FTC Issues Pay-for-Delay Report

Report finds consumer harm in rise of pay-for-delay agreements.