Evaluating Transfer Regulations
4 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2004
When a federal regulatory agency issues a major regulation, the agency usually must provide an analysis of the anticipated costs and monetized benefits. Yet there is a large category of regulations that has escaped such scrutiny: so-called "transfer" regulations that determine how money and other benefits are distributed to statutory beneficiaries. This is unfortunate because cost-effectiveness analysis can offer insight into whether the programs are having the desired effect and whether they can be improved.
Keywords: Regulations, cost-effectiveness, analysis, transfer costs, cost-benefit analysis, policy analysis, transfer regulations
JEL Classification: L5, L51, D78, D7
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