Sherzod Abdukadirov

Sherzod Abdukadirov

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Sherzod Abdukadirov is a research fellow in the Regulatory Studies Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in the federal regulatory process, institutional reforms, food and health, and social complexity.

Abdukadirov has prepared numerous policy briefs on regulatory issues, has written for US News & World Report, and also for scholarly journals such as Regulation, Constitutional Political Economy, and Asian Journal of Political Science.

Abdukadirov received his PhD in public policy from George Mason University and his BS in information technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Mar 10, 2014

As the Food and Drug Administration inches closer to issuing rules that would require vending machines to display calorie labels, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is arguing for less onerous alternatives. Yet these alternatives still can’t salvage the rule, which will cost $26 million to implement and then $24 million each year in ongoing costs.
Jan 13, 2014

For decades, Congress exempted small farms from OSHA regulations and the agency complied with congressional request. However, recent OSHA guidance revised the policy and cleared the way for the agency to inspect small farms if they engage in postharvest activities, such as crop cleaning or sun drying. OSHA maintained that its memo simply clarified its existing policy, but the fact that it began fining small farms for the first time in decades signaled that its actions amounted to a change in policy.
Oct 15, 2013

The government shutdown may choke the flow of federal regulations, but looking at some of the rules on the books, this might not be a bad thing. While there are regulations that provide great benefits to people, more than a few do not. To the contrary, they waste resources by duplicating market efforts or needlessly restricting market activity in order to deliver targeted benefits to special interests.
Aug 13, 2013

A recent news article revealed the federal government's plan to create a "Behavioral Insights Team," which would look for ways to "nudge" people toward supposedly better choices. It kicked off the debate over the potential benefits and pitfalls of nudges.


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