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  • University of Brasilia Cost-Benefit Conference

    Michael Livermore and Gonzalo Moyano delivered addresses at the University of Brasilia International Seminar, “Cost-Benefit Analysis and Efficiency in Public Policy. Conceptual and Operational Aspects.”

  • The Federalist Society: Regulatory Authority in the EPA

    Jason Schwartz participated in spirited debate with administrative law experts during a Federalist Society panel covering EPA’s regulatory authority and the role of cost-benefit analysis and the precautionary principle. Schwartz and fellow panelists focused on atrazine, one of the most commonly used pesticides, and discussed how cost-benefit and precautionary principles should or should not inform regulatory decisions about such chemicals. Schwartz’s presentation emphasized the need to make cost-benefit analysis both more evidence-based and more “humanized,” and he fielded questions from other panelists and the audience on transparency, distributional analysis, and climate regulations.

  • Changes to the Regulatory State

    President Obama’s Approach to Regulation and its Impacts on Federal Environmental and Health Protections. On March 12, 2010, the NYU Environmental Law Journal, NYU Environmental Law Society, and the Institute for Policy Integrity hosted a day-long symposium on regulatory review and environmental regulation under the Obama Administration.

  • Policy Integrity Fall Workshop: “Cost-Benefit Analysis and Issue Advocacy”

    This fall, IPI brought together leading practitioners, government officials, and academics for an all-day workshop on the federal regulatory process. Focused on how advocacy organizations can use economic analysis and cost-benefit analysis to further their agendas, “Cost Benefit Analysis and Issue Advocacy” was an in-depth dialogue between members of the advocacy community and experts on cutting-edge developments in the administrative process and cost-benefit analysis.

  • 2009 Latin American Events

    In June 2009, Policy Integrity participated in three events in Latin America. Events took place in Santiago, Chile; the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina; and in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

  • The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Conference

    In 2008, the SRA Annual Meeting was held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The theme was “Risk Analysis: the Science and the Art.” Dean Revesz delivered a keynote address titled, “Eliminating Anti-Regulatory Biases.” He also participated in a panel discussion on ideas for the Obama Administration on regulatory review and risk analysis. Michael Livermore participated in a book panel discussion of several new works on cost-benefit analysis, including Retaking Rationality.

  • The NYU Law Alumni Association Fall Lecture: Environmental Law and Climate Change

    In a panel moderated by Dean Richard Revesz, the NYU Law Alumni Association brought together four leading environmental minds: Stuart Barkoff, Managing Director of Global Environment Fund; Dr. Daniel Lashof, director of the Climate Center at the Natural Resources Defense Council; Michael Livermore, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Integrity; and Professor Richard Stewart, Director of the Frank Guarini Center for Environmental and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law.

  • Institute for Policy Integrity Regulatory Review Roundtable Discussion

    This Roundtable collected a small and select group of top national scholars and experts in environmental, health, and safety issues, federal agencies, and administrative law for a half-day discussion of regulatory review in the next presidential administration. The discussion at the Roundtable served as the basis for a set of concrete recommendations from IPI for a new Executive Order governing centralized review of regulation.

  • American Enterprise Institute “Breaking the Logjam” Vetting Session

    The NYU School of Law Center, Breaking the Logjam, conducted a vetting session of their report at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Michael Livermore participated in vetting the section on the Logjam’s recommendations on cost-benefit analysis, which are based on the principles laid out in Retaking Rationality.

  • NYU Law Brown Bag Discussion of Retaking Rationality

    In an hour-long discussion Dean Richard Revesz laid out his case for the potential usefulness to environmental protection interests of cost-benefit analysisof environmental regulation. Describing the argument of his book, Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health, co-authored with Michael Livermore, Revesz explained that proregulatory parties in the environmental debate historically have shunned cost-benefit analysis sessions, leaving antiregulatory interests such as industry to appropriate cost-benefit analysis—a vitally powerful part of regulatory decisions—for their own purposes.