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Agency Economists Say 2-1 Order 'Doubles' Benefit-Cost Analysis Work

October 02, 2017
EPA and other government economists are facing significant challenges implementing President Donald Trump's order requiring agencies to repeal two rules for every new one, saying the order doubles the workload of regulatory impact analysis and raises other uncertainties, though some economists call such new directives part of the job. “It's inherently a lot harder problem in benefit-cost analysis,” Al McGartland, director of EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics, told a Sept. 29 Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis meeting in Washington, DC...

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