Regulatory Report Card
The Mercatus Center's Regulatory Report Card is an in depth evaluation of the quality of regulatory analysis agencies conduct for major executive branch regulations. The Report Card evaluates agencies' economic analyses, known as Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs), which have been required for all major regulations since the early 1980s. The purpose of these RIAs is to identify the problem the agency wishes to solve, to consider alternative solutions, and to evaluate the costs and benefits of these alternatives.
The Report Card consists of a series of criteria that assess the quality and use of regulatory impact analysis. Each criterion receives a score from 0-5 points. The current version of the Report Card contains six criteria, for a maximum possible score of 30 points. To provide the reader with a more intuitive presentation, we also express the scores as percentages on the web site.
NOTE: After 2012, in response to feedback received from readers and presentation audiences, we streamlined the scoring system and rearranged some of the evaluation questions to create a more intuitive scoring system. For more information on the scoring systems, visit our Report Card methodology page.
From calendar year 2010 to date, the Regulatory Report Card does not include budget or transfer regulations that define how the government will spend or collect money.
You may view the 2008-2013 scores in either the new or old formats. Please refer to the link below.
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