Takeaways from the Conference on the Future of White House Regulatory Oversight and Cost-Benefit Analysis 

Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, the George Washington University Law School

Executive Summary: On September 13, 2019, the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State hosted a conference on the future of White House regulatory oversight and cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This essay is my attempt to summarize the main issues that were discussed at the conference and my views on each of those issues. I divide the issues into three categories: reasons for celebration, reasons for concern and serious questions that need to be addressed.