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United States General Accounting Office, May 1998. Regulatory Reform: Agencies Could Improve Development, Documentation, and Carity of Regulatory Economic Analyses, Report to Committee on governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate. (GAO-RCED-98-142). Describes fairly typical and widely-known shortcomings of Federal Agency economic analyses, such as lack of documentation and peer review, failure ot monetize benefits, and failure to examine alternatives to the proposed regulatory action.


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