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Rules in the making : a statistical analysis of regulatory agency behavior

Author: Wesley A Magat; Alan J Krupnick; Winston Harrington
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : RFF, London : Earthscan [distributor] 2010.
Series: Resources for the Future library collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Magat, Wesley A.
Rules in the making
(OCoLC)664326883
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wesley A Magat; Alan J Krupnick; Winston Harrington
ISBN: 9781135998622 1135998620 9781315064529 1315064529
OCLC Number: 864911748
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Original Title; Original Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface; 1 Introduction; Research Objectives; Method; Plan of the Book; 2 Agency Rulemaking; Social Regulation; Rulemaking; Technical Rulemaking; Five Rulemaking Procedures; Applicability of Statistical Analysis; 3 Informal Rulemaking in Practice: BPT Standards; The BPT Rulemaking Process; Changes in Effluent Guidelines; Appendix 3-A: EPA Organization Chart, 1975; 4 Rulemaking Theories and Hypotheses; Theoretical Antecedents; The Stringency of Regulations-An External Signals View; The Categorization Decision. Internal Flow of InformationAppendix 4-A: The Categorization Decision: Models and Hypotheses; 5 Methodological Issues; Structure of the Model; Scope of the Study; Data Development; Summary; Appendix 5-A: The Federal Regulations Data Base; Appendix 5-B: Data Problems Raised by the Methodology; Appendix 5-C: Modeling Categorization; 6 Analysis and Findings; Efficiency- and Equity-Based Decision Rules; Regression Results; Results of Hypotheses Tests; Findings; Appendix 6-A: Small-Plant Effects; Appendix 6-B: Further Evidence of Dynamic Effects; 7 Further Implications of the Research Findings. Evaluating the Revealed Preference ApproachComparison with Case Studies; Implications for Rulemaking Reform; Further Research; Index.
Series Title: Resources for the Future library collection.
Responsibility: Wesley A. Magat, Alan J. Krupnick and Winston Harrington.

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