Jason A Schwartz
Legal Director (On Leave)
Jason A. Schwartz is on leave from his post as legal director at Policy Integrity while serving as Senior Advisor at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
He has taught the Regulatory Policy Clinic and the Advanced Regulatory Policy Clinic at NYU School of Law. Schwartz’s work at Policy Integrity focuses on climate change, administrative law and the regulatory process, cost-benefit analysis, and job impact analysis. He has twice been chosen as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, preparing reports and draft recommendations for best agency practices on petitions for rulemaking and marketable permits.
Schwartz first joined Policy Integrity with the inaugural class of fellows in 2008. Previously, as an associate with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Schwartz provided strategic counsel to municipalities and foreign governments in their pursuit of appropriations, favorable international trade policies, and homeland security assistance from the federal government. Schwartz graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law where he was an articles editor for the NYU Environmental Law Journal.
Bar and Court Admissions: State Bar of Colorado, State Bar of Virginia (associate) | U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits; U.S. District Court of Colorado; Supreme Court of the United States
Regulating Marketable Permits — The Regulatory Review, March 8, 2018
The mathematics of life-saving regulation — The Hill, April 2015
EPA and Global Carbon: Can You Have it Both Ways? – Common Resources — March 2013
EPA and Global Carbon: Hiding in Plain Sight – Common Resources — March 2013
EPA and Global Carbon: A Debate – Common Resources — February 2013
Unbalanced Retrospective Regulatory Review — RegBlog, July 2012
Carbon Cutting Stateside — Environmental Protection, March 2010
EPA’s Endangerment Finding – Mealey’s Pollution Liability Report — February 2010
Regulating Regulations: Do Impact Assessment Requirements Promote Trade Objectives? – Kingsbury, Benedict et al., Megaregulation Markets, Contestation: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Forthcoming
Handbook of Regulatory Impact Assessment — April 2016
Analysis to Inform Public Discourse on Jobs and Regulation – Chapter in Coglianese, Cary et al., eds., Does Regulation Kill Jobs? — 2013
Report of the Local Law 97 Carbon Trading Study Group to the New York City Mayor’s Office of Climate & Sustainability
Fixing Market Failures to Cut Fuel Costs and Pollution from Cars and Trucks
Rethinking OIRA for the Next Administration
How the Trump Administration’s Deregulatory Push Has Exacerbated the Covid-19 Pandemic
Yale Journal on Regulation
Recalibrating the Discount Rate for the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (Working Paper)
Published in the Alaska Law Review