Regulatory Cost

Unraveling Trump’s “Two-for-One” Regulatory Reform Plan

Scholar considers how costs and benefits might be calculated under a regulatory offsets system.

EPA Finalizes Latest Smog Rule

After a long battle, the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule receives an update.

Red Tape on the Upswing

Experts argue that the number and cost of regulations sharply rose in 2015—at a rate that has held steady in 2016.

Regulations Could be Increasing Consumer Prices

A recent study shows a correlation between regulation and consumer prices.

Supreme Court Remains Skeptical of the “Cost-Benefit State”

Recent Court decisions have not created a presumption in favor of formal cost-benefit analysis.

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

Cost-benefit analysis has become a routinized part of policymaking. Probing what justifies this methodology helps us to see how it might be improved.

Improving Benefit-Cost Analysis by Making It Simpler

Earlier and less burdensome regulatory impact analyses would lead to more transparent, better regulatory decisions.

Old and New Capture

These two forms of regulatory capture require different solutions.

Preventing Regulatory Capture

When a regulation’s benefits exceed its costs, simplicity and interdisciplinary processes are essential to reducing capture.

A Paradigm Shift in the Cost-Benefit State

A 2009 court decision could spur more cost-benefit analysis in the regulatory process.

Reforming Medical Device Regulation

Researchers argue for reducing FDA involvement in medical device regulation.

Finding Common Ground on the Impacts of Air Pollution Regulation

New study suggests some of the debate over environmental regulation stems from data differences.