Opinion

Deconstructing Regulatory Science

Proposed limits to EPA’s consideration of scientific data threaten timely, sound policymaking.

Increasing EPA’s Scientific Transparency

Despite concerns, environmental agency’s “transparent science” proposed rule supports existing guidelines.

Laying Down the Law on Rule Delays

Recent judicial decisions help clarify the legality of rule freezes after a change in administration.

Marketcraft and the Digital Economy

Information technology has disrupted regulatory regimes and recast policy debates.

Reducing Global Income Inequality by Empowering Entrepreneurship

Research suggests removing barriers to entry would effectively lower global income inequality.

Searching for the “New Labor Law”

More collaboration between government, employers, and labor would help combat income inequality.

Partisanship Drives State Agencies’ Resistance to Federal Regulation

Data show that geography and party affiliation predict state agencies’ pushback against federal policies.

Advancing Regulatory Policy to Improve the Lives of the American People

Improving regulatory performance is vital for making Americans better off.

Regulatory Impact Assessment in the Age of Partisan Volatility

Policy oscillation creates serious problems that may require government scrutiny.

Headless Agency Adjudication at the Patent Office

Supreme Court approval of patent adjudication raises new questions about limits of modern agency adjudication.

Addressing Uncertain Forgone Benefits of Deregulatory Actions

Interested stakeholders may have a role in quantifying deregulatory impacts for agencies.

It’s Time to Think Strategically About Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis

Retrospective regulatory review should concentrate not only on reducing costs but also on creating benefits, like improving societal well-being.