Regulation Analysis

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.


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.

A New Way to Measure Industry-Level Regulation

New dataset provides researchers new opportunities for analyzing regulatory impacts.

Why We Need to Measure Regulation

Answering key questions about regulation requires better data.

Has the U.S. Regulatory System Broken Down?

A new book both challenges and informs the debate over government regulation.

Drawing Inspiration from James Q. Wilson’s “Bureaucracy”

Few have had as much influence on my development as a researcher as Professor Wilson.