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Cass R. Sunstein
Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard
OIRA Administrator Under President Obama
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Modernizing Regulatory Review Actions
In April 2023, the White House issued Executive Order 14094 “Modernizing Regulatory Review” and proposed updates for the documents guiding benefit-cost analysis and economic discount rates for regulations (Circular A-4) and spending (Circular A-94) across federal agencies. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is working to implement these much-anticipated changes, which comprise the most significant regulatory policy initiatives of the Biden administration and raise interesting benefit-cost analysis issues, including the appropriate discount rate, who has standing in a benefit-cost analysis, and how distributional impacts should be measured.
As these actions develop throughout the upcoming year, the Regulatory Studies Center will be covering these actions extensively through engaging events, public comments, insightful commentaries and op-eds, and podcast discussions with our experts.