Environmental Economics

Regulatory Economic Analysis at the EPA

This report is designed to serve both as an introduction, survey, and overview of EPA's Regulatory Economic Analyses Inventory (REAI) database and as an update of a 1987 EPA report entitled EPA's Use of Benefit-Cost Analysis 1981-1986. The database contains over 1,200 documents, some 400 of which are classified as Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIAs) or more recently as Economic Analyses (EAs), as well as many related reports and information. Most of these documents were prepared by EPA program offices in response to the analytic requirements of executive orders 12866 and 12291, which require information on the costs and benefits of proposed major federal initiatives to protect health, safety and the environment. This report also extends the 1987 report by updating a number of sections, adding summaries of some more recent Economic Analyses, and reviewing other reviews of EPA Economic Analyses.

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  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    Environmental Media:
    f. Multimedia
    Anderson, Robert
    Kobrin, Paul
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0432
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Environmental Law InstituteAddress: 1616 P Street, NW
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20036
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy and Reinvention, Office of Economy and EnvironmentAddress:
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    Date Linked: 08/29/2017