Parsing the Proposals for Modernizing Regulatory Review

President Biden’s Executive Order 14094 “Modernizing Regulatory Review” introduces significant changes in how the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) defines the economic significance of rules and approaches its public engagement. Explore the changes and potential impacts in our series below.



On May 9, 2023, the Regulatory Studies Center and the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis hosted panel discussions exploring the administration's proposals for Modernizing Regulatory Review. The morning panel featured administrators of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) from the Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations sharing perspectives and opportunities for making the regulatory review process more transparent, inclusive, and valuable to policy design. The afternoon panel brought experts in regulatory impact analysis at the federal level who explored in more depth the draft changes to Circular A-4.

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Public Interest Comments

On Draft Circular A4, Behavioral Biases, and Discount Rates, J. Howard Beales III, June 5, 2023

Distributional Weights Should Be Dropped from the Draft Circular A-4, Mary Sullivan, May 31, 2023


Susan Dudley's analysis for Forbes digs deeper into definitional terms: Regulatory Review Revisited
April 13, 2023

Susan Dudley shares an initial take in Modernizing Regulatory Review Actions
April 7, 2023

Bridget Dooling introduces the EO and major themes for the Yale JREG Notice & Comment blog: White House Moves to Modernize Regulatory Review
April 6, 2023


April 26, 2023: What’s In the EO on Modernizing Regulatory Review? Mark Febrizio and Bridget Dooling unpack the highlights and discuss next steps in the proposal.

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