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The Discounting Dilemma

Insight by Brian Mannix submitted as a public interest comment to OMB in response to Draft Circular A-4

Using Distributional Weights in Circular A-4 Would Encourage Wasteful Rent-Seeking

Public interest comment by Visiting Scholar Brian Mannix argues for benefit-cost analysis as a check on administrative discretion

Biden’s Spring 2023 Unified Agenda

The new agenda largely follows the administration's previous iterations, but it does signal the initiation of rulemakings in several new areas

Simpler, More Transparent Analysis Will Make Circular A-4 More Valuable to the Regulatory Process

Public interest comment filed jointly by GW's Christopher Carrigan and Stuart Shapiro of Rutgers University

Circular A-4: A Comparison between the 2023 Draft and the 2003 Circular

Descriptive discussion of major changes in the 2023 Draft compared to the 2003 version

OMB Draft Circular A4: Safeguarding Objective and Evidence-Based Principles for Regulatory Impact Analysis

Public interest comment on the OMB Draft Circular A-4 by Susan Dudley, former Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Regulating Junk Fees May Harm Consumers

Attempts to eliminate junk fees may harm rather than help both consumers and businesses.

Director and Research Professor

Now accepting applications to lead the Regulatory Studies Center in a full-time, non-tenure track, specialized position beginning as soon as Summer 2023.

On Draft Circular A4, Behavioral Biases, and Discount Rates

Public Interest Comment on the Office of Management and Budget's Draft Circular A4 concerning benefit-cost analysis

Adding Public Engagement Upstream

Improving public participation in the rulemaking process by broadening engagement and expanding proactive outreach