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  • 2009 Latin American Events

    June 17, 2009

    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

    December 10, 2008

    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

    November 20, 2008

    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

    November 17, 2008

    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

    September 25, 2008

    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

    September 24, 2008

    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.

  • Resources for the Future"Breaking the Logjam” Vetting Session

    September 16, 2008

    Breaking the Logjam conducted a vetting session of their report at Resources for the Future (RFF). Michael Livermore participated in vetting the section on Logjam’s recommendations on cost-benefit analysis, which are based on the principles laid out in Retaking Rationality.

  • Society for Risk Analysis:  Discussion of Cost-Benefit Analysis

    June 25, 2008

    Dean Revesz debated philosopher Marc Sagoff on the merits of cost-benefit analysis at this event sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis. The debate was part of the Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation.

  • Breaking the Logjam Symposium

    March 28, 2008

    Over 40 environmental experts from academia, environmental groups, business, and government came together at NYU School of Law to present proposals for new federal programs on climate and oceans and major changes in existing laws for air pollution, water pollution etc. Michael Livermore presented an early version of a working paper titled, Cause or Cure? Cost-Benefit Analysis and Regulatory Gridlock.