OIRA

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.

Crossing the Regulatory Divide to Enhance Societal Well-Being

Requiring EPA cost-benefit analysis could ensure that regulations do more good than harm.

Thinking Through OIRA Review of Tax Regulations

OIRA review of significant tax rules raises new questions about the shape of centralized administrative oversight.

Regulatory Impact Assessment in the Age of Partisan Volatility

Policy oscillation creates serious problems that may require government scrutiny.

Benefit-Cost Analysis Should Promote Rational Decisionmaking

Recent executive orders undermine the longstanding belief in benefit-cost analysis.

New Developments in Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis

Scholars and industry representatives highlight takeaways from conference on new regulatory developments.