Stuart Shapiro

Stuart Shapiro is Professor and Director of the Public Policy Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. From 1998 to 2003, he served as a policy analyst in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Management and Budget.

How the Clean Power Plan’s Repeal Undermines Regulatory Analysis

The Trump Administration’s purported economic justification weakens the credibility of cost-benefit analysis.

Voter Data Request Is Illegal, Not Just Controversial

The Trump Administration’s information request violates a longstanding federal law.

Will Congressional Review Act Repeals Change Agency Behavior?

The Trump Administration’s embrace of a seldom-used law may undermine future regulatory efforts.

Improving Benefit-Cost Analysis by Making It Simpler

Earlier and less burdensome regulatory impact analyses would lead to more transparent, better regulatory decisions.

Better Policy Analysis Makes for a Better World

Combining better analysis with more meaningful participation will improve policy decisions.

Report Shines Light on Regulatory Burdens on University Research

Recommendations in National Academy of Sciences report may lead to smarter regulation of research.

The Politics of Regulatory Reform

The politics of regulatory reform is much more about politics than it is about regulation.

Substance or Politics: What Dictates Obama’s Regulatory Agenda?

Both critics and defenders overstate true role of cost-benefit analysis in rulemaking

Improving How Agencies Collect Information

My recent ACUS report presents three conclusions to frame proposed improvements.

Appreciating the Politics Inside Benefit-Cost Analysis

Empirical research reveals stronger benefit-cost analysis during less political rulemakings.

CPR Report on OIRA’s Meetings Ignores Their Context

Increased regulatory action under Obama means that OIRA has more regulations to review.

Getting the Numbers Right

Judicial review of benefit-cost analysis is no cure-all.