Domestic Public Policy

Using Retrospective Analysis to Improve Federal Environmental Regulation

Grant Year: 2020


Richard Morgenstern and Arthur Fraas will direct a policy lab to improve the capacity of the policy community to undertake retrospective analysis of the economic costs and benefits of environmental regulations. They will assess the costs and benefits of existing regulations, develop guidelines for how best to undertake retrospective analyses, and work with a bipartisan group of lawmakers who are developing legislation to make retrospective analysis a part of the policy process. The lab’s findings will be presented in a series of reports, papers, and briefings for policymakers.

Resources for the Future Domestic Public Policy

$250,000