Publications – Reports

  • Omitted Damages: What’s Missing from the Social Cost of Carbon

    Omitted Damages: What’s Missing from the Social Cost of Carbon

    by Peter Howard | March 13th, 2014

    The social cost of carbon is an estimate of the economic damage done by each ton of carbon dioxide spewed into the air. Howard examines the Integrated Assessment Models used to produce the social cost of carbon estimate and gives a comprehensive review of what each model accounts for and what each model misses.

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  • Regulatory Report

    Regulatory Report

    Interagency Data Interoperability

    by Policy Integrity | June 26th, 2012

    This report shows what could be accomplished if straightforward changes were made to improve the way agencies interact. By sharing data, using the same metrics and coordinating on target populations, agencies could improve the impact of social services and stretch every tax dollar.

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  • Regulatory Red Herring

    Regulatory Red Herring

    The Role of Job Impact Analyses in Environmental Policy Debates

    by Institute for Policy Integrity | April 3rd, 2012

    The debate on jobs and environmental regulation too often relies on thinly-supported forecasts about jobs “killed” or “created” by public protections. In the din, questions about larger costs and benefits of protections for clean air or water can get lost.

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  • Long Overdue: EPA and Nitric Acid Plant Regulation

    Long Overdue: EPA and Nitric Acid Plant Regulation

    by Policy Integrity | June 23rd, 2011

    Nitric acid plants emit dangerous air pollutants that cause illness and alter the climate. This report finds EPA long overdue on a regulatory revision and at risk of allowing major costs to be imposed on the American public.

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  • The BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Option Value and the Offshore Drilling Debate

    The BP Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Option Value and the Offshore Drilling Debate

    by Policy Integrity | April 20th, 2011

    One year after crude oil began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, little action has been taken to prevent a similar disaster. A report authored by Gaia Larsen and Michael A. Livermore finds that overly simplistic economic analysis by the government may have helped lead to the accident.

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