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  • Finding Common Ground in a Sea of Corporate Regulation

    February 7, 2017 – NPR (MPR News - Audio)

    Immediately after his inauguration, President Trump met with business leaders telling them he hopes to cut regulation. What does this mean for corporate growth and consumers? How do voters on the left and the right view these changes and is there common ground to be found? MPR chief economics commentator Chris Farrell spoke with Michael Mandel at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington and Richard Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law.

  • Trump on Jobs Report: ‘It’s Going to Continue, Big League’

    February 3, 2017 – Associated Press

    “The order is extremely vague, and it could easily lead to agency gridlock and regulatory uncertainty,” said Richard Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University’s School of Law.

  • Obama Announces Moratorium on New Federal Coal Leases

    January 15, 2016 – The Washington Post

    “This is a major shift that helps modernize the federal coal program,” said Jayni Hein, policy director at the Institute for Policy Integrity. “This planning process will disclose the environmetal and social impacts of coal leasing, which are extensive.”

  • Analyzing the Job Impacts of Regulation

    April 15, 2014 – Penn Program on Regulation RegBlog

    As the United States struggles with a high unemployment rate in the wake of the Great Recession, it is worth examining carefully the relationship between jobs and regulation, as well as possible policy responses to it. A recent panel discussion held at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania sought to do just that. The panel, organized around the recent publication of the book “Does Regulation Kill Jobs?,” showed how difficult it is to find any evidence to support claims that regulations systematically kill jobs. Political rhetoric notwithstanding, the book’s introductory chapter states that “the existing empirical research suggests that regulation does relatively little to reduce or increase overall jobs in the United States.” Richard L. Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at New York University Law School, recognized the challenges currently associated with estimating the employment effects of regulation. But he noted that economists and policy analysts have successfully overcome similar methodological challenges in estimating risks and the costs and benefits of regulation more generally. With a concerted effort at additional research and analysis, he argued, agencies could do a better job of developing reliable estimates of job impacts, which would be better than allowing these effects to continue to be exaggerated in political discourse.

  • Cornyn, Cruz slam Obama’s new climate change agenda as ‘killing jobs’

    July 1, 2013 – San Antonio Express Texas on the Potomac Blog

    Richard Revesz, the director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University, oversaw a comprehensive overview of 25 studies of the impact of environmental policy on employment in 2012 that largely indicated no net job losses from tougher regulations.

  • Chamber study claims to debunk EPA figures on job-creating regulations

    February 27, 2013 – The Hill

    Michael Livermore, executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University, lauded the report’s call for a set of best practices that economists could use to forecast the effects of regulation on the job market. But he agreed with Bivens that NERA’s model relies heavily on assumption.

  • STUDY: Media Silent As GOP Obstruction Threatens Coal Miners

    July 16, 2012 – Media Matters

    A study from NYU’s Institute for Policy Integrity similarly found that newspapers’ use of the phrase “job-killing regulation” increased 17,550% between 2007 and 2011.

  • Are regulations killing jobs? Here’s how to find out.

    July 16, 2012 – Nieman Watchdog

    NYU Law School’s Institute for Policy Integrity has put out a tip sheet for reporters to get to the bottom of assertions that government regulations, such as ones by EPA, are killing jobs. And also to check on claims to the opposite – that regulations are creating jobs.

  • Study Finds Media Overwhelmingly Repeat GOP “Job Killer” Allegations With No Verification

    June 14, 2012 – Media Matters

    The study findings are borne out by the facts. A study from NYU’s Institute for Policy Integrity found that usage of the phrase “job-killing regulation” in newspapers has increased 17,550% between 2007 and 2011. And media figures have indeed thrown around the phrase “job killers” or similar terms to attack progressive government policies. Furthermore, media figures have repeatedly launched misleading attacks on Obama’s jobs record.

  • Do Fewer Regulations Mean More Jobs?

    May 18, 2012 – Fast Company

    Last week, the Western Energy Alliance released a report (PDF) claiming 120,905 jobs could be created if the U.S. government would just make it easier to drill for gas on public lands. There is no shortage of papers like this one, but there is a serious shortage of scrutiny of their results.

    In this case, as with many others, the suggestion seems to be that a certain number of jobs could be gained by a policy change—that the nation’s economy will be 120,905 jobs richer and that 120,905 people who currently do not have a job will now be employed.

    If only it were that easy. But it’s not, and it is misleading to suggest that it is.