Regulation Analysis

Designing Safety Regulations for High-Hazard Industries

New National Academies of Sciences report offers much-needed clarity about regulatory design decisions.

The Case for Regulating Before Harms Occur

Scholar argues that regulators should try to impose penalties before rule violations can hurt society.

The Cost of the Immigration Detention Bed Quota

Scholar argues that bed quotas financially burden taxpayers and may violate the law.

Will Congressional Review Act Repeals Change Agency Behavior?

The Trump Administration’s embrace of a seldom-used law may undermine future regulatory efforts.

The Misguided Regulatory Accountability Act

Bill aimed at regulatory reform would reintroduce burdensome administrative requirements.

Improving Regulatory Analysis at Independent Agencies

Independent agencies should adopt four key analytical standards.

The Race Question

OMB proposal to revise its racial and ethnic categories may better reflect America’s changing demographics.

Do Environmental Regulations Really Work?

Scholars argue that environmental laws improve air quality despite increases in U.S. manufacturing output.

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.

Challenges in Measuring Regulatory Capture

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

RegBlog@5

In commemoration of RegBlog’s fifth anniversary, experts looks back on the last five years of regulation before looking forward to the next.

Congressional Productivity’s Impact on Regulatory Agendas

Scholar examines how high- and low-productivity in Congress shapes regulators’ ability to implement statutes.