Symposium on Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Courts
November 8, 2016
Leading regulatory and judicial experts gathered in Washington, DC on October 11 for a symposium on judicial review of benefit-cost analysis sponsored by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, the American Bar Association Section on Administrative Law and the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center. Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein provided keynote remarks, followed by an expert panel moderated by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.
The panelists offered different perspectives on how the courts have considered benefit-cost analysis when reviewing regulations under various statutes, how well judges have evaluated agencies’ regulatory impact analyses, and the appropriate level of judicial deference to agency actions.
- Moderator: Judge Stephen Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
- Caroline Cecot, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University and New York University Institute for Policy Integrity
- Jerry Ellig, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
- Emily Hammond, The George Washington University Law School
- Paul Noe, American Forest and Paper Association
- Helgi C. Walker, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
- With additional comments from symposium co-chairs Susan E. Dudley, GW Regulatory Studies Center and Jeffrey A. Rosen, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
See here for more detail and video of the event: https://regulatorystudies.columbian.gwu.edu/benefit-cost-analysis-and-courts