Forty Years After Surface Freight Deregulation
The regulatory reforms of the railroad and trucking industries are models for evidence-based, bipartisan policymaking.
Improving Economic Analysis by Reorganizing Agencies’ Economists
An ACUS recommendation could help agencies better organize their economics staffs.
Statutory Clarity and Judicial Review of Regulatory Impact Analysis
Precise statutory language corresponds to better benefit-cost analysis and more consistent judicial review.
Building Capacity for Economic Analysis at Independent Agencies
Independent agencies should take steps to conduct more thorough economic analysis when writing regulations.
Systematic Study Shows Improvement in SEC Economic Analysis
Agency sees increased effectiveness after incorporating feedback from courts and academics.
Trickle-down Regulatory Impact Analysis
Does the president’s political party lead to better or worse RIAs?
Regulating at Midnight
Are regulatory analyses worse when rules are issued in the closing days of an outgoing administration?
A New Measure of the Quality of Regulatory Analysis
Our Report Card project scores the use of regulatory analysis in agency rulemakings.