Individual Peer Reviewer Comments on Proposed OMB Circular No. A-4, "Regulatory Analysis"
Billy Pizer, RFF's Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement, shares his thoughts on Circular A-4 as part of the US Office of Management and Budget's peer-review process.
“A large part of [the] comments here are focused on the discounting recommendation in the proposed revisions. These recommendations can be broken down into five main points: the change in the consumption rate, the shift to a shadow price of capital approach, use of a default risk premium versus certainty equivalents to address risk, the option to use a Ramsey discounting approach, and options for a declining discount rate over long horizons.”
Testimony and Public Comments — Jun 1, 2023
Comments to OMB on the Proposed Revisions to Circular A-4
To the Office of Management and Budget on proposed revisions to Circular A-4.
Testimony and Public Comments — Apr 28, 2023
Comments to OMB on Expert Peer Reviewers for the Revision to Circular A-4
To the Office of Management and Budget on nominations of experts to participate in the scientific peer review of proposed revisions to Circular A-4.
Report — Dec 6, 2023
Comparing the European Union Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, the Clean Competition Act, and the Foreign Pollution Fee Act
This report compares goals and designs of three border adjustment mechanisms: the European Union's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, the Clean Competition Act, and the Foreign Pollution Fee Act.
Report — Nov 16, 2023
Tracking and Evaluation of Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs at the US Department of Energy
This report builds on a May 2023 RFF workshop that sourced experiences with and proposed best practices for developing the US Department of Energy's research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) capacity.