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Regulatory Trial and Error

Trial-and-error decision-making could provide great benefits to regulators.

The Clean Water Act Might Just Survive This Latest Attack

Recent U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments provide hope for the future of Clean Water Act enforcement.

Paper stacks

Reinvigorating the Paperwork Reduction Act

Improving the management of federal information collection requires help from agencies and the White House.

Regulating Police Body-Worn Cameras

Law enforcements’ expanding use of cameras raises questions over how to design programs governing them.

Clinical Trials and Actuarial Judgments

Regulators should rely on both clinical and actuarial judgment when setting policy.

Random Audits and Regulatory Compliance

Random audit programs should prioritize transparency to enhance legitimacy and minimize reputational risks.

Randomizing Policy and the Risk of Multiple Hypothesis Testing

Randomized policy research should be pre-registered to reduce the chance of false positive results.

A Proposal for PolicyPilots.gov

A centralized platform for rigorous policy pilots would encourage collaboration between agencies and academia.

How Can Experiments Play a Greater Role in Public Policy?

Policymakers should take steps to ensure successful pilots can be scaled up effectively.

Using Rigorous Policy Pilots to Improve Governance

Scholars examine the benefits, challenges, and best practices of evidence-based policymaking.

The Next Generation’s Genes

Scholars are divided on how to regulate heritable genome editing.

Financial Fair Play Regulations’ Unintended Effects

European soccer authority’s economic regulations create unintended losses for clubs.