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.

Improving Benefit-Cost Analysis by Making It Simpler

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

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

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

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

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

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

Improving How Agencies Collect Information

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

Appreciating the Politics Inside Benefit-Cost Analysis

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

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

Getting the Numbers Right

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

Obama’s Ozone Decision Shows Clearly Who’s in Charge

Obama’s Ozone Decision Shows Clearly Who’s in Charge

Letter from OIRA Administrator Sunstein emphasizes President’s role.