Evaluating Transfer Regulations

4 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2004

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Eric A. Posner

University of Chicago - Law School


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

Suggested Citation

Posner, Eric A., Evaluating Transfer Regulations. Regulation, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 42-45, Winter 2003-2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=506042

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