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Can Cumulative Impact Analysis Improve Cost-Benefit Analysis?

As frequent readers know, I am a big fan of cost-benefit analysis.  The basic idea is that, when we make a decision to regulate at a certain level, we are by definition deciding that regulating to that level is “worth” the costs that the regulation will impose.  We might as well make such calculations explicitly. 

However, that doesn’t mean that CBA cannot consider the distributional impacts of federal regulations. … More