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Main Title In defense of the economic analysis of regulation /
Author Hahn, Robert William.
Publisher AEI Press,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 57236091
ISBN 0844771864; 9780844771861
Subjects Law--Economic aspects--United States. ; Law--United States--Decision making--Cost effectiveness. ; Regulierung. ; Wirtschaftlichkeitsrechnung. ; USA.
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EJBM  K487.E3H34 2005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/22/2005
Collation xi, 115 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A shorter version of this piece appeared in the University of Chicago Law Review"--Acknowledgments. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
A review of the main critiques -- Criticisms of the government numbers' studies -- In support of regulatory scorecards and the economic analysis of regulation -- Where the critics and I may converge. "Several scholars are highly skeptical of the use of cost-benefit analysis and other economic tools in regulatory decision making. Recently, these critics have focused on debunking economic summaries of regulatory activity, sometimes referred to as regulatory scorecards. The critics generally support less quantitative economic analysis of regulations." "This monograph addresses the analytical concerns raised by the critics. It makes four points: First, summary measures of the impact of regulations have made important contributions to our understanding of the regulatory process, a point often overlooked by the critics; second, many of the critics' concerns could be addressed by making refinements to scorecards rather than wholly rejecting them as an analytical tool; third, some of the suggestions made by the critics are legitimate, but many are not; and finally, the solution to legitimate concerns raised by the critics is not to eliminate quantitative economic analysis but to gain a deeper understanding of its strengths and weaknesses and to use it wisely."--Jacket.