Trump’s regulatory rollbacks, from net neutrality to campus sex assault

That said, Trump has made progress in halting or slowing some major Obama-era initiatives. And some regulatory experts believe that the message the president is sending on deregulation is just as important as any specific policy changes he is enacting. “This is the most anti-regulatory administration — probably even more so than the early Reagan […]

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Reforms in Electricity Markets – What Next?

by Rasika Athawale, Frank Felder and Gayatri Gadag The electricity industry is undergoing rapid changes in response to policy push as an outcome from climate change concerns and disruption pull from products and solutions such as distributed energy resources and demand response. It is an exciting and challenging time for utilities, technology providers, regulators, policymakers, investors […]

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EPA mercury regs head to high court

Detractors of the rule say a Supreme Court ruling in favor of industry could also leave the Obama administration in a sort of tail-spin, in the position of having to re-issue a rule – a process that could take significant amounts of time. But other legal minds say that’s not true. “The broader implications could be […]

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Analyzing Regulation’s Impact On Jobs

The question of whether regulations to protect public health have hurt employment has been very prominent over the past few years.  One study found that the use of the phrase “job-killing regulations” increased in the media by over 17,000 percent between 2007 and 2011.  A new book Does Regulation Kill Jobs looks at the relationship between employment […]

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New Shapiro article in “Administration and Society”

Associate Professor Stuart Shapiro has a new article, “Does Haste Make Waste? How Long Does it Take to do a Good Regulatory Impact Analysis?” (subscription required)  in the academic journal Administration and Society, written with John Morrall of George Mason University.  The article looks at the relationship between the amount of time spent doing and reviewing a cost-benefit analysis […]

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Shapiro discusses relationship between regulation and jobs

Stuart Shapiro, Director of the Public Policy Program, took part in a conference at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on September 27-28 to discuss the relationship between regulation and jobs.  As presidential candidate, Governor Mitt Romney complained about “job-killing regulations,” and supporters of regulation countered with arguments about the necessity of regulation to protect […]

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Stuart Shapiro on RegBlog: Improving How Agencies Collect Information

The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) was passed in 1980 and reauthorized in 1986 and 1995. Its history has been inextricably linked with the history of regulatory review and presidential oversight of agency decisions. However, the intent of those who passed it was for it to be even broader: to bring rationality to the management of information within the executive […]

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