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Caroline Cecot

Affiliate Scholar

Caroline Cecot is an Assistant Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Her research interests include cost-benefit analysis, regulatory reform, and environmental regulation, and her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and law reviews. Previously, she was Legal Fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Law and Economics at Vanderbilt Law School, and Research Associate at the AEI-Brookings Joint Center. She served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Cecot graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude with an A.B. degree in economics and from Vanderbilt University with a Ph.D. in law and economics. She also holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where she was the Senior Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review and Articles Editor for the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review

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Publications

Reports

Strengthening Regulatory Review: Recommendations for the Trump Administration from Former OIRA Leaders – November 2016

Coal Royalties: Historical Uses and Justifications – September 2016

Litigation and Public Comments

Comments of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law concerning Interim Guidance from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs implementing Executive Order 13,771 – February 10, 2017

Brief of Amicus Curiae Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law in Murray Energy Corporation, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – D.C. Circuit, 2017

Brief of Amicus Curiae Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law in State of North Dakota, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – D.C. Circuit, 2016

Academic Articles

Judicial Review of Agency Benefit-Cost Analysis – George Mason Law Review, Spring 2015 with W. Kip Viscusi

Discontinuous Behavioral Responses to Recycling Laws and Plastic Water Bottle Deposits – American Law and Economics Review, Spring 2013 with W. Kip Viscusi, Joel Huber, and Jason Bell

Blowing Hot Air: An Analysis of State Involvement in Greenhouse Gas Litigation – Vanderbilt Law Review, January 2012

The Benefits and Costs of Ethanol: An Evaluation of the Government’s Analysis – Journal of Regulatory Economics, June 2009 with Robert Hahn

An Evaluation of the Quality of Impact Assessment in the European Union with Lessons for the US and the EU – Regulation & Governance, December 2008 with Robert Hahn, Andrea Renda, and Lorna Schrefler

The Economic Significance of ‘Insignificant’ Rules – Regulation & Governance, June 2007 with Robert Hahn, Regulation & Governance

Book Chapters

Fractured Systems: A Multiple Policy Proposal for Promoting Safe Shale Gas Delivery in the United States in Raphael J. Heffron and Gavin Little eds., Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US: A Reader – 2016

South Asian Telecommunications Development and the Role of Regional Cooperation with Scott Wallsten, in Ejaz Ghani ed., The Service Revolution in South Asia – 2010

Op-Eds

Make Economics at the FCC Great Again, Technology Policy Institute, April 2017