An Agenda for Federal Regulatory Reform by Robert W. Crandall

By Robert W. Crandall

The authors of this primer think that the present method of federal law urgently wishes fix. not just are present costs mandated by way of legislation huge, yet a considerable proportion of these bills is useless. accordingly, extra clever guidelines may possibly in achieving a similar social ambitions at less fee or extra formidable pursuits on the related fee. Federal law has grown dramatically in fresh a long time, even if thought of completely, as a relative proportion of the U.S. economic system, or as a relative proportion of the output of the government.

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S. and international environmental policy. His most recent publication is Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups: Who Pays and How? (Brookings and Resources for the Future, 1995).

Hahn’s current research interests include the reform of regulation in developed and developing countries and the design of new institutions for reforming regulation. Robert E. Litan is director of the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Formerly, he served as associate director of the Office of Management and Budget, as deputy assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and as a regulatory specialist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

26 ABOUT THE AUTHORS REFORM FEDERAL REGULATORY Robert W. Hahn is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an adjunct professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon. From 1991 to 1994 Mr. Hahn was an adjunct faculty member at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Before that he worked for two years as a senior staff member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Mr. Hahn frequently contributes to general-interest periodicals and leading scholarly journals including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the American Economic Review, and the Yale Law Journal.

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