On September 13, the Gray Center hosted a conference on The Future of White House Regulatory Oversight and Cost-Benefit Analysis. At the conference, a number of scholars presented new research on cost-benefit analysis and the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, or “OIRA.” All of the papers are available on the Gray Center’s web site. And the conference was keynoted by the White House’s Acting Administration of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Paul Ray.

Our closing panel was focused on improving agency cost-benefit analyses. We discussed three new papers: Caroline Cecot and Robert Hahn’s paper on “Transparency in Agency Cost-Benefit Analysis”; Jerry Ellig and Richard Williams’s “David Versus Godzilla: Bigger Stones”; and William Yeatman’s paper, “Why Two Congressional OIRA Are Better Than One.” In the discussion, Cecot, Williams, and Yeatman were joined by Connor Raso. The discussion was moderated by the Gray Center’s Director, Adam White. The papers and video are available at https://administrativestate.gmu.edu/events/the-future-of-white-house-regulatory-oversight-and-cost-benefit-analysis/.

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On September 13, the Gray Center hosted a conference on The Future of White House Regulatory Oversight and Cost-Benefit Analysis. At the conference, a number of scholars presented new research on cost-benefit analysis and the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, or “OIRA.” All of the papers are available on the Gray Center’s web site. And the conference was keynoted by the White House’s Acting Administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Paul Ray.

Our third panel focused on the use of “regulatory budgets” in White House regulatory oversight. For decades, scholars have debated whether agencies should be bound by “regulatory budgets”; in 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13771, placing a kind of regulatory budget on executive agencies. At our conference, Jim Tozzi presented a new paper on OIRA and regulatory budgets. He was joined in the discussion by former OIRA Administrator Chris DeMuth and Professor Richard Pierce, and also by Anthony Campau, who served OIRA under Administrator Neomi Rao, and helped with the initial implementation of EO 13771. The discussion was moderated by the Gray Center’s Deputy Director, Andrew Kloster. The papers and video are available at https://administrativestate.gmu.edu/events/the-future-of-white-house-regulatory-oversight-and-cost-benefit-analysis/.

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On September 13, the Gray Center hosted a conference on The Future of White House Regulatory Oversight and Cost-Benefit Analysis. At the conference, a number of scholars presented new research on cost-benefit analysis and the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, or “OIRA.” All of the papers are available on the Gray Center’s web site. And the conference was keynoted by the White House’s Acting Administration of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Paul Ray.

Our second panel focused on the place of cost-benefit analysis in judicial review of agency action. We discussed two new papers: “Codifying the Cost-Benefit State,” by Brian Mannix and Bridget Dooling; and “The Ascendancy of the Cost-Benefit State,” by Paul Noe. In the discussion, Dooling and Noe were joined by Professor Bill Buzbee and former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray. The discussion was moderated by Professor Kristin Hickman. The papers and video are available at https://administrativestate.gmu.edu/events/the-future-of-white-house-regulatory-oversight-and-cost-benefit-analysis/.

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On September 13, the Gray Center hosted a conference on The Future of White House Regulatory Oversight and Cost-Benefit Analysis. At the conference, a number of scholars presented new research on cost-benefit analysis and the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, or “OIRA.” All of the papers are available on the Gray Center’s web site. And the conference was keynoted by the White House’s Acting Administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Paul Ray.

Our first panel focused on OIRA. We discussed two new papers: Former OIRA Administrator Susan Dudley’s paper, titled “OIRA Past and Present,” and a paper by Rutgers University Professor Stuart Shapiro, titled “OIRA’s Dual Role and the Future of Cost Benefit Analysis.” They were joined in the discussion by two former OIRA Administrators: the Hudson Institute’s Chris DeMuth, and NYU’s Sally Katzen. Both DeMuth and Katzen are affiliated with the Gray Center, as Distinguished Senior Fellows. The discussion was moderated by the Gray Center’s Director, Adam White. The papers and video are available at https://administrativestate.gmu.edu/events/the-future-of-white-house-regulatory-oversight-and-cost-benefit-analysis/.

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The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Administrative State, at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, supports research and debate on the modern administrative state, and the constitutional issues surrounding it. In this podcast, we’ll discuss some of the questions being debated around modern administration — some new questions, some timeless ones. And you can also get the audio from Gray Center events

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