Regulatory Cost

Is a Ceiling on Regulatory Costs Reasonable?

Setting a regulatory budget at a cost of zero ignores evidence of regulation’s high return on investment.

Considering Cumulative Regulatory Costs in Economic Analysis

The latest Economic Report of the President highlights the importance of studying cumulative regulatory costs.

Diving Into the Benefits of the Clean Water Act

Scholars explore whether the benefits of the Clean Water Act justify its costs.

Hyping the Cost of Regulation

Regulatory action should be based on accurate estimates of regulatory benefits and costs.

It’s Time to Think Strategically About Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis

Retrospective regulatory review should concentrate not only on reducing costs but also on creating benefits, like improving societal well-being.

Improve Regulation, Do Not Repeal It

The deregulatory agenda should be replaced with a regulatory improvement agenda.

Is There an International Case for Trump’s “One-in-Two-Out” Order?

Comparative study suggests deregulatory policy is stronger as a political symbol than an economic stimulus.

Building for Disaster

Data show that more stringent building codes deliver benefits greatly exceeding their costs.

Constructively Improving Railroad Regulations

Rail safety can be improved by realigning industry and regulatory goals.

The Future of Countercyclical Regulation

Scholars evaluate the viability of adjusting regulations to accommodate changes in economic conditions.

The Stunning Triumph of Cost-Cost Analysis

Under President Trump’s executive order, the benefits of new regulations will play no role in regulatory decision-making.

Can Canada School Trump on Regulatory Reform?

As Trump takes aim at regulation, Canada’s experience with regulatory budgeting offers a possible template.