Cost-Benefit Analysis

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.

Putting the Horse Before the Cart in Cost-Benefit Analysis

Putting the Horse Before the Cart in Cost-Benefit Analysis

Regulators must measure welfare using transparent methods before determining the policies themselves.

The Value of the Value of a Statistical Life

The Value of the Value of a Statistical Life

Analysts debate how agencies should measure the benefits of reducing mortality.

Rethinking the Value of a Statistical Life

Rethinking the Value of a Statistical Life

It is time to reconsider the value of the VSL in policy analysis.

Is a Ceiling on Regulatory Costs Reasonable?

Is a Ceiling on Regulatory Costs Reasonable?

Setting a regulatory budget at a cost of zero ignores evidence of regulation’s high return on investment.

Cost-Benefit Analysis According to the Trump Administration

Cost-Benefit Analysis According to the Trump Administration

Scholar argues that the Trump Administration has discredited cost-benefit analysis.