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  • Some Governors Are Mismanaging COVID and Misunderstanding Federalism

    Two key principles define American federalism. First, states can generally pursue policies favored by their people, even if other states prefer different policies. But, second, states cannot pursue policies that seriously harm other states. Due to interstate mobility, infections resulting from inadequate policies in Florida will harm other states, burdening their healthcare systems, increasing their healthcare costs, and worsening the wellbeing of their citizens and the state of their economies. 

  • Is The End Of Deceptive Resort Fees Finally In Sight?

    With one stroke of the pen, the FTC can compel hotels to disclose all-in pricing from the moment in which a consumer searches for rates and eliminate “drip pricing.” In a well-argued column in the New York Times, Max Sarinsky argues why this matters to consumers and businesses.

  • US FTC Urged to Ban Drip Pricing

    In a petition to the FTC, Brian Canfield, Jack Lienke, Matthew Peterson and Max Sarinsky of the Institute for Policy Integrity argue that drip pricing serves no legitimate business purpose and harms consumers, and so should be outlawed by the FTC.

  • NYU Academics Petition FTC to Ban “Drip Pricing” Practices

    The Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to request that the regulator ban so-called “drip pricing” practices. Should the FTC agree, such rules would have a dramatic impact on ticket marketplaces, as such “drip prices” are common on both primary and secondary ticketing systems.

  • Academics Tout TSCA ‘Best Practices’ That Would Justify Strict EPA Rules

    New York University’s regulatory policy center is urging EPA to adopt “best practices” for TSCA risk management rules that would lead to stringent limits on existing chemicals, potentially offering legal and policy justifications the agency could use to grant environmentalists’ requests to go beyond what they see as too-lenient Trump-era chemical evaluations.

  • ICRRL Supports Enhanced Finance Industry Climate Safeguards

    Advocates of the newly formed Initiative on Climate Risk and Resilience Law (ICRRL) are advocating the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) bolster climate change protections with the finance industry. The ICRRL is a joint initiative that includes the Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, and the Vanderbilt Law School.

  • Climate Change Is a Threat to Our Nation’s Financial Health

    Climate change — already a well-known threat to our weather patterns, infrastructure, electric grids, health and safety — also presents a profound and growing threat to our financial system. Public and private sector economic experts must — and increasingly are starting to — take steps to protect against that threat, including at the highest levels of the federal government.

  • New Enforcement Task Force on Climate and ESG

    The SEC announced that the new climate focus would not be limited to its Division of Corporate Finance—the SEC has created a new Climate and ESG Task Force in the Division of Enforcement. A recent report from the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU and the Environmental Defense Fund contends that Corporate Finance has failed to use the review process to elicit more disclosure.

  • Advocates Make Their Voices Heard on Mandatory Climate Disclosure

    With the new Administration in Washington, many think tanks and advocacy groups are making their voices heard on crafting mandatory climate disclosure regulations. A new report from the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU and the Environmental Defense Fund advocates adoption by the SEC of a climate disclosure mandate.

  • Report: U.S. SEC Should Mandate Climate Disclosure Risks

    Jointly penned by the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund and New York University School of Law's Institute for Policy Integrity, a new report said the current quality of firms' climate risk disclosures is not at the same level as that for other forms of risks that publicly traded companies routinely disclose. It calls on the U.S. government to improve and mandate its current disclosure regime because it will "help not only investors deciding how to allocate capital across corporations but also the corporations themselves."