Only a Poor Workman Blames His Tools: On Uses and Abuses of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Regulatory Decision Making About the Environment

11 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2010

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E. Donald Elliott

Yale University - Law School; Antonin Scalia Law School

Date Written: November 11, 2009

Abstract

Argues that benefit cost analysis is too imprecise to fine tune environmental regulations, but is useful for establishing priorities and convincing skeptics (particularly Republicans).

Keywords: Cost Benefit Analysis

JEL Classification: D61, D73

Suggested Citation

Elliott, E. Donald, Only a Poor Workman Blames His Tools: On Uses and Abuses of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Regulatory Decision Making About the Environment (November 11, 2009). University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, p. 178, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1712326

E. Donald Elliott (Contact Author)

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Antonin Scalia Law School ( email )

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