Process

The Changing Meaning of Transparency

Scholar argues that despite progressive roots, U.S. transparency laws have taken an anti-government focus.

Thinking Through OIRA Review of Tax Regulations

OIRA review of significant tax rules raises new questions about the shape of centralized administrative oversight.

Shunting Aside Chevron Deference

The Supreme Court’s most recent term suggests that some justices would revise the doctrine of Chevron deference.

How to Regulate During a Financial Crisis

Scholar argues that financial regulators must be decisive yet agile when using imperfect information.

Science and Democratic Policy in a Data-Driven World

Public access to data behind regulations should not be a political question.

Deconstructing Regulatory Science

Proposed limits to EPA’s consideration of scientific data threaten timely, sound policymaking.

Increasing EPA’s Scientific Transparency

Despite concerns, environmental agency’s “transparent science” proposed rule supports existing guidelines.

Science, Transparency, and Environmental Policy

Scholars and regulatory commentators debate the significance of EPA’s recently proposed “transparency” rule.

New Developments in Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis

Scholars and industry representatives highlight takeaways from conference on new regulatory developments.

Participatory Rulemaking in China Needs Even More Effort

Recent revisions to China’s administrative regulations will not guarantee effective public participation.

China Implements More Participatory Rulemaking Under Communist Party

New requirements such as notice-and-comment periods and public hearings should improve transparency.

Using Plain Language to Draft Regulations

ACUS recommendation offers suggestions for making the language of agency documents more accessible.