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.
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Controversies surrounding regulatory impact analysis /Winston Harrington, Lisa Heinzerling, and Richard D. Morgenstern The Clean Air Interstate rule /Richard D. Morgenstern The technocratic and democratic functions of the CAIR regulatory analysis /Nathaniel O. Keohane The CAIR RIA : advocacy dressed up as policy analysis /Wendy E. Wagner The clean air mercury rule /David A. Evans The mathematics of mercury /Catherine A. O'Neil The CAMR : an economist's perspective /Alan J. Krupnick The cooling water intake structures rule /Winston Harrington Improving the CWIS rule regulatory analysis : what does an economist want? /Scott Farrow Fish tales /Douglas A. Kysar What we learned /Winston Harrington, Lisa Heinzerling, and Richard D. Morgenstern.