Cost-Benefit Analysis

Enduring Principles of Sound Regulatory Analysis

The economic foundations of Executive Order 12,866 underscore its continued importance in regulatory review.

A Call to Arms Research

Lack of quality data hinders policymakers’ ability to create effective gun regulation.

President Trump’s Space Force Is a Recipe for Wasteful Spending

Militarizing space could open the door to an arms race and excess spending.

Restoring Science and Economics to EPA’s Benefit Calculation

EPA’s proposed transparency rules would make the agency’s analyses more scientifically rigorous.

Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Check on Excessive Historic Preservation

Local governments should conduct a formal analysis before designating private property as historic.

Responding to Anti-Regulatory Tropes

Marchand’s argument questions key regulatory processes and ignores the net benefits of regulation.

Dissecting the Debate Over Regulation

Commentators debate central questions about the role of regulations in society.

Using Blockchain to Improve Regulatory Analysis and Reform

Blockchain could provide essential data on the effectiveness of regulations.

How Regulatory Agencies Undervalue Life

Agencies should boost penalties for fatal rule violations to match the value of a statistical life.

Improving Regulatory Transparency Through Retrospective Analysis

Given its recent advance notice, EPA should implement retrospective analysis of its regulations in several ways.

The Pitfalls of Consistent Cost-Benefit Analyses

A one-size-fits-all approach to cost-benefit analysis won’t necessarily ensure better policy.

Tainted Review

Environmentalists should question any move by this Administration’s EPA to reform its cost-benefit analysis.