Cost-Benefit Analysis

Advancing Regulatory Policy to Improve the Lives of the American People

Improving regulatory performance is vital for making Americans better off.

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.

New Developments in Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis

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

A Recipe for Improving Regulatory Analysis

President Trump’s first year in office prompts four steps for reform.

How the Clean Power Plan’s Repeal Undermines Regulatory Analysis

The Trump Administration’s purported economic justification weakens the credibility of cost-benefit analysis.

Building for Disaster

Data show that more stringent building codes deliver benefits greatly exceeding their costs.

Structural Reforms to Improve Cost-Benefit Analyses of Financial Regulation

Independent agencies should mirror executive branch practices to overcome judicial scrutiny.