Sixty Years Since the Administrative Procedure Act: Necessary Improvements

Feb 04, 2015Feb 05, 2015
Rayburn House Office Building B-338

Event Speakers

Jerry Ellig

Former Senior Research Fellow

Event Video

Congress has a diverse array of proposed regulatory reforms vying for attention, from targeted reforms aimed at providing relief to small businesses to broad-based reforms of the rulemaking process. Though the proposals are diverse, they have a clear, shared objective: solving more problems at a lower cost with fewer regulations.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to a Regulation University presentation with Dr. Jerry Ellig, senior research fellow, on what causes regulatory “decision-making in the dark” today, and what cornerstone reform can start us on the path of objective, informed decision-making about regulation.

The program will:

  • Describe what regulatory analysis is and how agencies underutilize it today.
  • Explain how regulatory impact analysis can inform regulatory decision-making if it is properly done and used.
  • Outline the value of improved regulatory impact analysis to Congress and the courts.
This event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff. This event is not open to the general public. Food will be provided. Due to space constraints, please no interns. Questions? Please contact Samantha Hopta, Event Associate, at or (703) 993-4967.