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Events

  • 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.