Stuart Shapiro

Stuart Shapiro is a professor and associate dean of faculty 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.

Heuristics and Small Business Response to Regulation

Heuristics and Small Business Response to Regulation

Applying behavioral economics to the study of regulation could help improve attitudes among business owners.

OIRA and the Future of Cost-Benefit Analysis

OIRA and the Future of Cost-Benefit Analysis

The Trump Administration’s dismissiveness toward regulatory analysis reveals a need for institutional reform.

Making Sense of the Trump Administration’s Regulatory Numbers

Making Sense of the Trump Administration’s Regulatory Numbers

The Administration quietly released data showing its deregulatory success has been limited.

Which of Trump’s Regulatory Reforms Are Likely to Last?

Which of Trump’s Regulatory Reforms Are Likely to Last?

In its novel effort to bring independent agency regulations under White House oversight, the Trump Administration may have found a lasting legacy.

The Costs of Voter ID Requirements

The Costs of Voter ID Requirements

Research shows that requiring voter IDs imposes substantial costs, especially on disadvantaged groups.

Deregulatory Realities and Illusions

Deregulatory Realities and Illusions

President Trump’s claims that deregulation has greatly helped the economy are exaggerated.

Improving the Efficiency of the Paperwork Reduction Act

Improving the Efficiency of the Paperwork Reduction Act

ACUS collaborated with agency officials to identify inefficiencies in the PRA approval process.

The Pitfalls of Consistent Cost-Benefit Analyses

The Pitfalls of Consistent Cost-Benefit Analyses

A one-size-fits-all approach to cost-benefit analysis won’t necessarily ensure better policy.

A Recipe for Improving Regulatory Analysis

A Recipe for Improving Regulatory Analysis

President Trump’s first year in office prompts four steps for reform.

How the Clean Power Plan’s Repeal Undermines Regulatory Analysis

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

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?

Will Congressional Review Act Repeals Change Agency Behavior?

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