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Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

Abstract

Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health explains how Donald Trump destabilized the decades-long bipartisan consensus that federal agencies must base their decisions on evidence, expertise, and analysis. Administrative agencies are charged by law with protecting values like stable financial markets and clean air. Their decisions often have profound consequences, affecting everything from the safety of workplaces to access to the dream of home ownership. Under the Trump administration, agencies have been hampered in their ability to advan ... More

Keywords: cost-benefit analysis, environment, public health, regulation, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, regulatory review, OIRA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197539446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197539446.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael A. Livermore, author
Edward F. Howrey Professor of Law, University of Virginia

Richard L. Revesz, author
Lawrence King Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, New York University School of Law