Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW9214
    Sched. No.: 114219957

Cost Benefit Analysis and Regulatory Oversight*
Section 1
Livermore, Michael A.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):W, 1815-2015 (WB127)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 04/16/2014 06:14:35 AM**
Current Enrollment:13 **This information is current as of 04/16/2014 06:14:35 AM**
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Course Description:

Executive review of federal regulation is one of the most important and controversial developments in American administrative law over the past several decades. Since President Ronald Reagan issued Executive Order 12291 in 1981, most federal agencies have been required to conduct cost-benefit analysis of their proposed regulations and submit those analyses to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the White House for review. This seminar will provide an in-depth examination of regulatory review and cost-benefit analysis, focusing on the formal rules and informal conventions governing review, the substantive methodology of cost-benefit analysis, and normative debates over whether and how regulatory review and cost-benefit analysis should be conducted. While the United States will receive the most emphasis, regulatory impact analysis in the European Union and other regions will also be discussed.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Examination (a paper may be substituted with the permission of the instructor). NOTE: Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office no later than February 21, 2014 - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.