Analysis

Open Government and Its Impact

Open Government and Its Impact

Defining open government and conceptualizing its success are key first steps in developing a transparency research agenda.

PAYGO Proposed to Manage Agency Regulations

PAYGO Proposed to Manage Agency Regulations

Could regulatory PAYGO work like legislative PAYGO?

United States and EU Reduce Reliance on Credit Rating Agencies

United States and EU Reduce Reliance on Credit Rating Agencies

The SEC eliminates references to CRA ratings from its rules, while the EU increases its oversight of CRAs.

The EPA Transport Rule’s Positive Net Benefits

The EPA Transport Rule’s Positive Net Benefits

Studies show that the environmental and health benefits of the EPA’s proposed rule would significantly outweigh its compliance costs.

Federal Research Center’s New Venture Into Drug Discovery

Federal Research Center’s New Venture Into Drug Discovery

New National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences works with pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs.

President Obama Wins Praise from Business

President Obama Wins Praise from Business

The President reaches out to the business community in an effort to stake out a middle ground.

International Linkage of National Climate Change Policies

International Linkage of National Climate Change Policies

Regulation of greenhouse gas emissions may proceed by linking together multiple national cap-and-trade systems.

Debate Heats Up Over Regulation’s Costs to the Economy

Debate Heats Up Over Regulation’s Costs to the Economy

State and federal policymakers are scrutinizing regulations for the costs they may impose on the recovering economy.

Preemption of Vaccine Injury Lawsuits Upheld

Preemption of Vaccine Injury Lawsuits Upheld

The Supreme Court decides that federal statutes preempt state lawsuits over vaccinations.

FTC Loses Bid to Block Labcorp-Westcliff Merger

FTC Loses Bid to Block Labcorp-Westcliff Merger

Two clinical testing laboratories may now merge after judges reject the FTC’s arguments for blocking the merger.

FDA and Importers Gain New Responsibility to Police Imported Foods

FDA and Importers Gain New Responsibility to Police Imported Foods

New legislation increases safety responsibilities of the FDA and food importers.

Senate Bill Would Codify Benefit-Cost Analysis and Guidance Procedures

Senate Bill Would Codify Benefit-Cost Analysis and Guidance Procedures

Senator proposes legislation to require cost-benefit analysis and steps for issuing non-binding guidance.