Cost-Benefit Analysis

Fixing Cash Aid Is More Than Child’s Play

Fixing Cash Aid Is More Than Child’s Play

Streamlining administration of cash aid requires substantial legal and regulatory reform.

Regulatory Reform, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and the Poor

Regulatory Reform, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and the Poor

OIRA should add a benefit-cost analysis focused on protecting the poor when evaluating new agency rules.

Promoting Justice in Credit Markets

Promoting Justice in Credit Markets

Scholar recommends that regulators incorporate principles of distributive justice into credit markets.

To Democratize Regulation, Reform Regulatory Analysis

To Democratize Regulation, Reform Regulatory Analysis

Regulators must incorporate public values into their cost-benefit analyses.

The Irrationality of Market Failure Theory

The Irrationality of Market Failure Theory

The economic principles underlying cost-benefit analysis exclude future impacts.

Rejecting the Trump Anticanon of Regulatory Mismanagement

Rejecting the Trump Anticanon of Regulatory Mismanagement

The Biden memo on improving regulatory review reintroduces competent, bipartisan cost-benefit analysis.

A New Era for Regulatory Review

A New Era for Regulatory Review

President Biden’s memorandum modernizing regulatory review addresses three key failings in the review process.

Regulatory Review, Biden Style

Regulatory Review, Biden Style

Agency experts—not OIRA—must take the lead in regulatory decision-making under the Biden Administration.

Regulatory Analysis Needs to Catch Up on Distribution

Regulatory Analysis Needs to Catch Up on Distribution

Regulators should go beyond cost-benefit analysis and evaluate the distributional impacts of regulations.

The Administrative State Is Neglecting Regulatory Benefits

The Administrative State Is Neglecting Regulatory Benefits

Scholar argues for regulatory reforms grounded in an intense focus on net benefits.

Cost-Benefit Analysis Supports Continuing the National Shutdown

Cost-Benefit Analysis Supports Continuing the National Shutdown

The lives saved by four more weeks of social distancing requirements outweigh the harms to the economy.

Trump’s Regulatory Budgeting Experiment Has Categorically Failed

Trump’s Regulatory Budgeting Experiment Has Categorically Failed

The Trump Administration’s 1-in-2-out policy is more of an ineffective symbol than an action toward deregulation.