The Biden memorandum signals continuity in some areas of regulatory practice and dramatic shifts in others.
President Biden’s memo could transform the mission of regulatory review by expanding OIRA’s role.
The Biden memo on improving regulatory review reintroduces competent, bipartisan cost-benefit analysis.
President Biden’s memorandum modernizing regulatory review addresses three key failings in the review process.
Agency experts—not OIRA—must take the lead in regulatory decision-making under the Biden Administration.
Regulators should go beyond cost-benefit analysis and evaluate the distributional impacts of regulations.
Scholars discuss President Biden’s executive order that seeks to modernize the regulatory review process.
In a recent book, Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule defend the administrative state against political threats and growing distrust.
Scholars advocate the creation of a new independent agency to oversee all federal election administration.
Policymakers should consider direct compensation for people who regulations negatively affect.
Scholars argue that federal advisory committees help align agency decision-making with electoral politics.
Regulators should adopt trust-enhancing methods to implement regulations and secure compliance—especially during a pandemic.