This seminar examines the current state of regulatory retrospective review, how it can be improved, and how Congress can use the findings of retrospective review for regulatory oversight and legislative planning.
This seminar reviews the menu of options available for solving regulatory problems, and how to recognize factors that indicate whether an agency has adequately identified and evaluated options relevant to a specific problem and the intended outcomes.
Speaking to an audience of primarily Congressional staffers, Todd Zywicki examines the degree to which executive branch and independent agencies are subject to checks and balances on their regulatory authority. Topics include why it is necessary to regulate regulators, the factors that strength or weaken regulatory accountability, and what Nixon-era bureaucracy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have in common.
Jerry Ellig appeared on the Jim Bohannon Show to discuss his recent research with Chris Conover showing that the the interim final rules from the Affordable Care Act were not accompanied by high quality impact analysis.
In this podcast, Jerry Ellig explains the economic concepts behind the basic buzzwords of regulatory analysis—such as “benefits,” “costs,” “market failure,” and “cost-effectiveness”—and why they matter. Concepts are illustrated through examples from actual regulatory analyses conducted by federal agencies and university scholars.
At this half-day conference, policy makers, prominent regulatory scholars, and former regulators discussed these questions from the perspective of the economic impact of regulation—from the national level to the costs regulations impose on average people.