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Laying Down the Law on Rule Delays

Recent judicial decisions help clarify the legality of rule freezes after a change in administration.

California Shines a Light on Dark Money

A recently passed state disclosure law will help reveal who pays for political ads.

Partisanship Drives State Agencies’ Resistance to Federal Regulation

Data show that geography and party affiliation predict state agencies’ pushback against federal policies.

Advancing Regulatory Policy to Improve the Lives of the American People

Improving regulatory performance is vital for making Americans better off.

Regulatory Impact Assessment in the Age of Partisan Volatility

Policy oscillation creates serious problems that may require government scrutiny.

Headless Agency Adjudication at the Patent Office

Supreme Court approval of patent adjudication raises new questions about limits of modern agency adjudication.

Addressing Uncertain Forgone Benefits of Deregulatory Actions

Interested stakeholders may have a role in quantifying deregulatory impacts for agencies.

It’s Time to Think Strategically About Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis

Retrospective regulatory review should concentrate not only on reducing costs but also on creating benefits, like improving societal well-being.

Uber and the Future of Regulation

Regulators need a new system for responding to evolving market forces.

Regulatory Analysis Under the Trump Administration

Deregulatory executive orders require a new approach to analyzing regulatory impact.

Benefit-Cost Analysis Should Promote Rational Decisionmaking

Recent executive orders undermine the longstanding belief in benefit-cost analysis.

Regulating Within a Budget

The Trump Administration’s regulatory budget constraint may help improve agency benefit-cost analyses.