Executive Order

Regulatory Reforms and Counter-Reformations

Some of President Trump’s deregulatory actions are innovations, others build on his predecessors’ work.

A Brief History of Regulation and Deregulation

The history of regulatory policy in the United States is rich, but its future remains unclear.

OIRA Reinvigorated

Over the last two years, OIRA has made many positive contributions to the administrative state.

Make Benefit-Cost Analysis Meaningful

Regulatory benefit-cost analysis should account for people’s welfare, not just empirical data.

Enduring Principles of Sound Regulatory Analysis

The economic foundations of Executive Order 12,866 underscore its continued importance in regulatory review.

Regulatory Process in Dire Need of Reform

EPA exemplifies how agency rulemaking pushes the boundaries of lawful policymaking.

The Pitfalls of Consistent Cost-Benefit Analyses

A one-size-fits-all approach to cost-benefit analysis won’t necessarily ensure better policy.

Regulating Cost-Benefit Analysis

EPA’s advance notice raises fundamental questions about how the agency should weigh costs and benefits.

Cutting Through the Rhetoric of Cutting Red Tape

Regulatory counting paints a distorted picture of the costs and benefits of regulatory action.

Regulatory Reform Under Reagan and Trump

Reagan-era regulatory reform will help restrict rule rescissions under Executive Order 13,771.

Challenging the Anti-Regulatory Narrative

The Clean Air Act’s success reveals the flaws in the standard critique of the administrative state.

Trump Never Really Ordered a Halt to Child Separations

The President’s executive order purportedly ending family separations was merely symbolic.