Looking Ahead: Benefit-Cost Analysis for Environmental Regulation

A forward-looking conversation on environmental economic analysis under the incoming Biden administration


Dec. 10, 2020


2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

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RFF Live

Event Details

The Trump administration introduced several changes to the conduct and use of benefit-cost analysis for environmental regulation, some of which are likely to be revisited by the Biden administration. What is the future of this important policy analysis tool, and why does it matter?

Join Resources for the Future (RFF) as a panel of experts considers this topic in the first of a three-part series on environmental economics for a new administration. The event will open with comments from Richard Revesz and Michael Livermore, both law professors and author of a new book, Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health. They will then be joined by four additional experts in the field of regulatory analysis—and together, the group will engage in what promises to be a lively, candid, and forward-looking conversation.

About the Event Series

The incoming Biden administration is likely to approach economic analysis—a multi-faceted tool that underpins the development of many policies—very differently than the current administration. RFF is hosting a series of conversations exploring how changes are likely to play out across a range of environmental, energy, and climate policy issues over the next several years.


  • Michael Livermore, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Richard Revesz, Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University School of Law


  • Sally Katzen, New York University
  • Alan Krupnick, Resources for the Future
  • Joseph Aldy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School
  • Jonathan Wiener, Duke University School of Law
  • Richard Morgenstern, Resources for the Future (moderator)

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