Environmental regulations can correct harmful market failures, but almost always come with a price. Policymakers often conduct benefit–cost analyses to help balance environmental goals with economic growth. Experts at RFF have produced a rich body of work on the measuring of both benefits and costs, as well evaluating how such analyses are conducted in practice.
Report — May 21, 2019
Reducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste
A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Reducing Food Loss and Waste
Working Paper — Feb 1, 2019
Discounting for Public Cost–Benefit Analysis
How to bound the discount rate for a general pattern of benefits over time.
Report — Nov 6, 2018
The Economics of Regulatory Repeal and Six Case Studies
Should regulations stay or should they go? RFF researchers conducted cost-benefit analyses of six regulations generating industry complaints.
Workshops & Seminars — Apr 5, 2017
A Conversation with Marcus Peacock
Marcus Peacock, serving as special advisor to US Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, appeared at RFF to discuss President Trump’s recent executive orders on regulatory policy.
Workshops & Seminars — Oct 4, 2012
Risk, Ambiguity and Climate Change
Conferences & Panels — Jun 22, 2009
New Ideas for Risk Regulation
Media Highlight — Nov 8, 2018
PUBLIC HEALTH: Benefits of rules outstrip savings in Trump rollback — RFF
Media Highlight — Aug 27, 2018
Gas Distribution Pipe Incidents Down After 2009 Safety Rule, Study Shows
Media Highlight — Jun 18, 2018