Setting a regulatory budget at a cost of zero ignores evidence of regulation’s high return on investment.
Scholar argues that the Trump Administration has discredited cost-benefit analysis.
Precise statutory language corresponds to better benefit-cost analysis and more consistent judicial review.
Scholars explore whether the benefits of the Clean Water Act justify its costs.
Regulatory benefit-cost analysis should account for people’s welfare, not just empirical data.
The economic foundations of Executive Order 12,866 underscore its continued importance in regulatory review.
Lack of quality data hinders policymakers’ ability to create effective gun regulation.
Militarizing space could open the door to an arms race and excess spending.
EPA’s proposed transparency rules would make the agency’s analyses more scientifically rigorous.
Local governments should conduct a formal analysis before designating private property as historic.
Marchand’s argument questions key regulatory processes and ignores the net benefits of regulation.
Commentators debate central questions about the role of regulations in society.