Cost-Benefit Analysis

Regulatory Year in Review: 2012

Regulatory Year in Review: 2012

We celebrate the regulatory news, analysis, and opinion developments of 2012.

Penn Conference Dissects the Impact of Regulation on Jobs

Penn Conference Dissects the Impact of Regulation on Jobs

Conference at Penn Law analyzes effects of regulation on employment and offers guidance for policymakers.

Regulation as a Dynamic Macroeconomic Enterprise

Regulation as a Dynamic Macroeconomic Enterprise

Regulators can do a better job of anticipating reactions when designing regulations.

“Revolutionary Turnaround” for SEC’s Rulemaking

“Revolutionary Turnaround” for SEC’s Rulemaking

Law professor argues that cost-benefit analysis could make securities regulation more effective.

A Simple Solution to Ineffective Regulations

A Simple Solution to Ineffective Regulations

Two CPSC Commissioners explain how to improve consumer product safety regulation.

Valuing the Rear-view Camera Rule

Valuing the Rear-view Camera Rule

NHTSA’s analysis cannot support its conclusion that the benefits justify the costs.

A Confluence of Concerns with the Accumulation of Regulatory Regimens

A Confluence of Concerns with the Accumulation of Regulatory Regimens

Requiring agencies to consider the cumulative costs of their regulation has its own cumulative costs.

FCC Reform Bill Wins Key Committee Vote

FCC Reform Bill Wins Key Committee Vote

Party-line vote moves forward bill that would change FCC processes.

Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis

Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis

Social welfare function incorporates distributional considerations into policy analysis.

The Proper Limits of the Congressional Regulatory Veto

The Proper Limits of the Congressional Regulatory Veto

The CRA’s ban on issuing “substantially similar” rules has been misunderstood

Reconciling Cost-Benefit Analysis with the Precautionary Principle

Reconciling Cost-Benefit Analysis with the Precautionary Principle

CBA methodology can respond to societal risk-aversion.

Regulatory Opinion: Year in Review

Regulatory Opinion: Year in Review

The REINS Act, the ozone standard, regulatory reform, cost-benefit analysis, the Affordable Care Act, and Dodd-Frank, and more … as discussed in our top opinion posts from 2011.