Rules in the Making: A Statistical Analysis of Regulatory Agency Behavior

1st Edition

Wesley Magat, Alan J. Krupnick, Winston Harrington

RFF Press
Published January 19, 2011
Reference - 201 Pages
ISBN 9781617260650 - CAT# Y123895
Series: RFF Policy and Governance Set

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Summary

Rules in the Making represents an attempt to revolutionize ways of thinking about regulatory decision-making. The book tries to show that statistical methodologies can be used to determine what factors are important in the establishment of government regulation by developing a mathematical model of the regulatory process and agency behavior. The model is then tested using a case study of the Environmental Protection Agency's setting of effluent discharge standards under the Clean Water Act. Originally published in 1986

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