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  • Flooding the Market
    Policy Brief

    Flooding the Market

    The Distributional Consequences of the NFIP

    By J. Scott Holladay and Jason A Schwartz
    April 21, 2010

    The government’s flood insurance program gives discounts to homeowners who build in flood-prone areas, often causing significant environmental damage. In this analysis, the Institute for Policy Integrity finds that this practice can benefit wealthy owners of expensive homes at a cost to the average taxpayer.

  • Free To Invest
    Report

    Free To Invest

    The Economic Benefits of Preserving Net Neutrality

    By Inimai Chettiar and J. Scott Holladay
    January 7, 2010

    It is hard to imagine a future where the value of the Web takes a downward spiral: where less content is created, online access is less useful, and fewer people log on. In Free to Invest, the Institute for Policy Integrity warns of negative economic consequences if net neutrality is weakened. The report arrived at five main findings that describe the trade-offs of revoking net neutrality.

  • The Price of Neglect
    Report

    The Price of Neglect

    The Hidden Environmental and Public Health Costs of Bad Economics

    By Inimai M. Chettiar, Michael A. Livermore, and Jason A Schwartz
    November 19, 2008

    This report examines the regulatory failures of the Bush years on issues as wide-ranging as climate change and workplace safety, and concludes that these failures did not arise because of an overuse of economics, but because economic and scientific evidence was ignored.