Environmental Policy Under Reagan's Executive Order

The Role of Benefit-Cost Analysis

Edited by V. Kerry Smith

278 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-3658-3
    Published: June 2012
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-3659-0
    Published: June 2018

Urban and Regional Policy and Development Studies

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For the first time, a formal benefit-cost requirement plays an integral role in U.S. environmental policymaking, and in this volume, some of the nation's leading experts on environmental policy appraise the effects of President Reagan's Executive Order No. 12291. By considering how the Environmental Protection Agency has responded to 12291, these essays identify the limitations of conventional practices of benefit-cost analysis.

Originally published in 1984.

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