Cost-Benefit Analysis

A Reply to Professor Amy Sinden’s Critique of the “Cost-Benefit State”

A Reply to Professor Amy Sinden’s Critique of the “Cost-Benefit State”

Cost-benefit analysis is the most preferable form of analysis, and it should continue to be employed for important regulatory decisions.

Supreme Court Remains Skeptical of the “Cost-Benefit State”

Supreme Court Remains Skeptical of the “Cost-Benefit State”

Recent Court decisions have not created a presumption in favor of formal cost-benefit analysis.

A Debate Over the Use of Cost-Benefit Analysis

A Debate Over the Use of Cost-Benefit Analysis

Previously published essay on The Regulatory Review sparks debate over the role that cost-benefit analysis should play in regulatory decision-making.

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

Cost-benefit analysis has become a routinized part of policymaking. Probing what justifies this methodology helps us to see how it might be improved.

Improving Benefit-Cost Analysis by Making It Simpler

Improving Benefit-Cost Analysis by Making It Simpler

Earlier and less burdensome regulatory impact analyses would lead to more transparent, better regulatory decisions.

Preventing Regulatory Capture

Preventing Regulatory Capture

When a regulation’s benefits exceed its costs, simplicity and interdisciplinary processes are essential to reducing capture.

Challenges in Measuring Regulatory Capture

Challenges in Measuring Regulatory Capture

Regulatory capture, neither inevitable nor a death trap for agencies, must be reduced to advance public policy goals.

A Forecast of the Next Five Years in Regulation

A Forecast of the Next Five Years in Regulation

RegBlog’s fifth anniversary prompts illuminating debate about the best path for future regulators.

A Paradigm Shift in the Cost-Benefit State

A Paradigm Shift in the Cost-Benefit State

A 2009 court decision could spur more cost-benefit analysis in the regulatory process.

Better Policy Analysis Makes for a Better World

Better Policy Analysis Makes for a Better World

Combining better analysis with more meaningful participation will improve policy decisions.

Reasons to Regulate When Benefits Can’t Be Quantified

Reasons to Regulate When Benefits Can’t Be Quantified

CPSC considers costs of regulating corded window coverings, benefits to child safety.

The Supreme Court Scrutinizes EPA Regulation

The Supreme Court Scrutinizes EPA Regulation

At oral arguments, Justices question whether EPA considered costs of regulation at the right time.