Regulatory Policy

President Trump’s Regulatory Vision

President Trump’s Regulatory Vision

How the incoming President might shape his strategy in the regulatory sphere.

The Race Question

The Race Question

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

Do We Know How Risky E-Cigarettes Are?

Do We Know How Risky E-Cigarettes Are?

E-cigarettes are less dangerous than is generally believed, posing a unique information challenge for regulators.

Hill Briefing Addresses Regulatory Challenges for Next Administration

Hill Briefing Addresses Regulatory Challenges for Next Administration

Public Citizen and the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards convened panels of regulatory experts.

Red Tape on the Upswing

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.

Donald Trump, the “Workers’ Party” Candidate, on Regulation

Donald Trump, the “Workers’ Party” Candidate, on Regulation

Experts argue that Donald Trump’s focus on jobs and worker impacts instead of the application of the net social benefits test is imprudent.

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

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.

OMB’s Resource Management Offices and Agency Policy Control

OMB’s Resource Management Offices and Agency Policy Control

Now is a good time to focus on the opportunities for the centralized control of the administrative state that the RMOs provide.

A Resource List on Regulatory Capture and Reform

A Resource List on Regulatory Capture and Reform

Learn about the history of regulatory capture, its effect on public policy, and remedies for addressing corruption.

The Elusiveness of Regulatory Capture

The Elusiveness of Regulatory Capture

Regulatory capture is hard to pin down, its elusiveness stemming from four principal factors.

Fighting Regulatory Capture in the 21st Century

Fighting Regulatory Capture in the 21st Century

Closer congressional supervision can prevent special interests from dominating the regulatory process.

How Government Can Root Out Regulatory Capture

How Government Can Root Out Regulatory Capture

It is time for government to stop private interests from gaining improper influence over regulators.