Art Fraas

Arthur G. Fraas

Title:
Visiting Fellow, Resources for the Future
Email:
[email protected]

Dr. Fraas joined Resources for the Future (RFF) as a Visiting Fellow in April 2009 after a distinguished career in senior positions within the federal government. In 2008, he retired after 21 years as chief of the Natural Resources, Energy, and Agriculture Branch in OIRA, part of OMB. Much of his work has examined the federal regulatory process, with a particular focus on the impact of environmental regulations.  Before joining the OMB, Fraas was a senior economist at the Council on Wage and Price Stability, a staff member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly, an assistant professor of economics at the U.S. Naval Academy, and a staff economist with the Federal Reserve System. He graduated from Cornell University in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics, and earned his doctorate in economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972.

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Education

B.A. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University
Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley

Publications

Should Federal Regulatory Agencies Report Benefits to Americans from Mandated Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Public letter to the National Academy of Sciences,  Art Fraas, Randall Lutter, Susan E. Dudley, Ted Gayer, John Graham, Jason F. Shogren, W. Kip Viscusi, February 9, 2016

Public Interest Comment to The Office of Management and Budget on the Consideration of Alternatives in Regulatory Impact Analyses, Art Fraas, July 23, 2013

Public Interest Comment on EPA's Clean Air Transport Proposed Rule, by Arthur G. Fraas &  Nathan Richardson, September 28, 2010

Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations, by Susan E. Dudley, Arthur G. Fraas, and Brian F. Mannix, June 24, 2010

Recent media

Forbes Opinion, How Much Will Climate Change Rules Benefit Americans?, by Susan E. DudleyArt FraasTed GayerJohn GrahamRandall LutterJason F. Shogren, & W. Kip Viscusi

Science Magazine Letter, February 5, 2016, Social cost of carbon: Domestic duty, co-authored by Art Fraas, Randall Lutter, Susan E. Dudley, Ted Gayer, John Graham, Jason F. Shogren, W. Kip Viscusi