OIRA

OMB’s New Approach to Agency Guidance Documents

Research fellow argues that a recent OMB memo could improve regulatory lawmaking.

Which of Trump’s Regulatory Reforms Are Likely to Last?

In its novel effort to bring independent agency regulations under White House oversight, the Trump Administration may have found a lasting legacy.

Deregulation Drains Government Expertise

President Trump’s deregulation efforts have resulted in fewer career experts at regulatory agencies.

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.

Managing the Monster

Lawmakers should be trained to limit excessive regulation.

Building Capacity for Economic Analysis at Independent Agencies

Independent agencies should take steps to conduct more thorough economic analysis when writing regulations.

Enduring Principles of Sound Regulatory Analysis

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

Warren’s Bill Presents Progressive Vision for Rulemaking Reform

Recent bill would boost public participation and reduce capture in the regulatory process.

Improving the Efficiency of the Paperwork Reduction Act

ACUS collaborated with agency officials to identify inefficiencies in the PRA approval process.