The requirement that federal agencies prepare economic studies--regulatory impact analyses (RIA)--for major new environmental and other social regulations has been controversial since its implementation almost thirty years ago. In a new RFF report, experts with differing perspectives take a hard look at several recent RIAs issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and explore what reforms would benefit the current system. The publication grew out of a series of workshops drawing upon views from government officials, legal scholars, and academic experts.
"Resources for the Future report, April 2009."--Cover.
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ch. 1. Controversies surrounding regulatory impact analysis / Winston Harrington, Lisa Heinzerling, and Richard D. Morgenstern ch. 2. The Clean Air Interstate rule / Richard D. Morgenstern ch. 3. The technocratic and democratic functions of the CAIR regulatory analysis / Nathaniel O. Keohane ch. 4. The CAIR RIA : advocacy dressed up as policy analysis / Wendy E. Wagner ch. 5. The clean air mercury rule / David A. Evans ch. 6. The mathematics of mercury / Catherine A. O'Neil ch. 7. The CAMR : an economist's perspective / Alan J. Krupnick ch. 8. The cooling water intake structures rule / Winston Harrington ch. 9. Improving the CWIS rule regulatory analysis : what does an economist want? / Scott Farrow ch. 10. Fish tales / Douglas A. Kysar ch. 11. What we learned / Winston Harrington, Lisa Heinzerling, and Richard D. Morgenstern.