Op-eds

How Regulatory Reform Can Help Drive the Economic Recovery
National Review
Sept. 17, 2020

COVID-19 is Forcing Economists to Rethink the Value of Life
RealClearPolicy
Aug. 20, 2020

A Regulatory Agenda for Trump’s Second Term
The Hill
Jul. 29, 2020

Most ‘Regulated State’ in the South: Mississippi Needs to Dump Red Tape
Mississippi Clarion Ledger w/ Brett Kittredge
Jul. 7, 2020

The Bias of “Value of a Statistical Life” Measurements
FEE
June 20, 2020

Why Michigan Needs More Pharmacy Reform
The Detroit News
June 14, 2020

How Idaho’s Prescient Pharmacy Reforms Prepared It for the Coronavirus
The National Interest w/ Phil Haunschild
May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Reveals How Economists Sometimes Forget Economics
The Hill
May 26, 2020

Will Lockdowns Really Kill More People than COVID-19 Itself?
Tribune News Service w/ Michael Kotrous
May 21, 2020

In Coronavirus Fight, Your Pharmacist Could be an Unexpected Hero
Fox Business w/ Yuliya Yatsyshina
May 1, 2020

Why Economists Measure Human Lives in Dollars
Politico Magazine w/ Michael Kotrous
April 2, 2020

A Step Toward Sound Policy
West Virginia Gazette-Mail
March 21, 2020

The Myopic Short Termism of the Value of a Statistical Life
The Regulatory Review
March 17, 2020

Putting the Horse Before the Cart in Cost-Benefit Analysis
The Regulatory Review
March 17, 2020

The Value of a Statistical Life is Not Efficient
The Regulatory Review
March 17, 2020

Kenneth Arrow and the Odd Form of Dictatorship He Helped Create
American Institute for Economic Research
February 23, 2020

Annual Office of Management and Budget Report is Ground Zero for Regulatory Clashes
Washington Times
Feb. 12, 2020

Cut Red Tape to Help Rein in Federal Deficits
The Fiscal Times, w/ Jack Salmon
February 10, 2020

Rethinking the Value of a Statistical Life
The Regulatory Review
February 10, 2020

Virginia Finally Seems to be Attacking its Regulatory Overload
Washington Post
February 7, 2020

How Utah Can Be the Best State for Regulations
Salt Lake Tribune, w/ Chris Harelson
February 1, 2020

Setting the Record Straight on Trump’s Regulatory Reforms
The Hill
January 6, 2020

Don’t Expect Recession in 2020
RealClearPolicy
Dec. 27, 2019

The Pitfalls of the ‘Social Cost of Carbon’
The Hill
Dec. 13, 2019

Shining a Light on Agency Guidance Practices
Morning Consult
Oct. 18, 2019

Ranking the States by Regulation
National Review, w/ Patrick McLaughlin
October 17, 2019

This Year, Let’s Cancel the Nobel Prize in Economics
The Hill
October 7, 2019

Is Donald Trump the Cost-Benefit President?
RealClearPolicy
Sept. 11, 2019

How Ohio can Get its New Regulatory Reform Right
Columbus Dispatch
Aug. 22, 2019

A Dark Day for Red Tape in the Buckeye State
Wall Street Journal
Aug. 2, 2019

Bring Back John Q. Public’s Voice in Federal Rulemaking
The Hill
July 25, 2019

Even Economists Lie to Themselves
Foundation for Economic Education
July 11, 2019

One Reason for the High Cost of Housing in California May Surprise You— Overregulation
Los Angeles Times, w/ Emily Hamilton
July 3, 2019

Trump’s EPA Scores a Slam Dunk for Science
Morning Consult
May 29, 2019

Trump’s EPA Scores a Slam Dunk for Science
The Hill
May 20, 2019

Idaho’s New “Budget” for Red Tape
Coeur d’Alene Press
April 12, 2019

Oklahoma can be a Top 10 State for Regulation
The Oklahoman
April 9, 2019

Courts May be Paying Closer Attention to Regulators’ Arbitrary Analysis
The Hill
April 5, 2019

Take the Religion out of Regulation
The Hill
February 19, 2019

Cut the Red Tape to Help Mississippi’s Economy Grow Faster
Clarion Ledger
January 29, 2019

Legislators can Take Steps to Prevent Maine’s Coming Regulatory Storm
Portland Press Herald w/ Jacob Posik
January 26, 2019

Make Benefit-Cost Analysis Meaningful
The Regulatory Review
January 8, 2019

The Problem with ‘Expert’ Regulation
The Hill
January 8, 2019

Bringing NM Regulation into the 21st Century
Albuquerque Journal
January 3, 2019

Repeal and Replace the Code of Federal Regulations
Investor’s Business Daily
December 12, 2018

The Trust Fund Theory of Regulation
The Hill
November 12, 2018

How to Improve Trump’s Regulatory Budget
Washington Examiner
October 31, 2018

Trump’s Regulatory Reforms Need a Phase Two
The Hill, w/ Laura Jones
September 27, 2018

What’s Your Life Worth? The Governor Says, It Depends…
The Miami Herald
August 31, 2018

Regulation Rollback and the ‘Trump Bump’
The Hill
August 10, 2018

Arizona Is a Model for Red Tape Reduction
Arizona Daily Star,  w/ Catherine Konieczny
July 31, 2018

Budget Office’s Benefit Numbers are Simply Bananas
The Hill
June 15, 2018

Lessons from NJ’s Problem-Plagued Bid to Cut Red Tape
New York Post
May 15, 2018

Ohio, a Leader in Cutting Red Tape, Can Do More
Columbus Dispatch
Apr 19, 2018

How Texas went from the Wild West to the Regulated West
The Dallas Morning News
Apr 16, 2018

Licensing, Justice Reform Will Aid Virginia’s Poorest
The Daily Progress
March 25, 2018                

A Reform That Offers Hope for Centrists
Washington Post
March 14, 2018                                                                         

Let Regulators Eliminate Regulations
US News & World Report
February 22, 2018  

Arkansas Should Make it Easy to Follow the Law
Jonesboro Sun
February 14, 2018

How Much of an Income Drop Will Take a Life?
The Regulatory Review
February 13, 2018

Cut Back Regulations to Make Strong Florida Economy Even Stronger
Orlando Sentinel, w/ Adam Milsap
January 10, 2018

Death by Regulation
Investor’s Business Daily
December 20, 2017

Who Knew? Maryland Has Less Red Tape Than Its Neighbors
Baltimore Sun, w/ Nick Zaiac
December 15, 2017

Zooming in on State’s Rules and Regs
Charleston Gazette-Mail,
w/ Garrett Ballengee
December 8, 2017

Piketty’s Theory Suggests Deregulation Can Fight Inequality
Seeking Alpha
November 21, 2017

The Dangers Posed by Behavioral Economics
RealClearPolicy
October 20, 2017

Time Is Right for Changes in Colorado Regulation
Colorado Springs Gazette
October 6, 2017

REIN’ing in Wisconsin Regulations
Green Bay Press-Gazette, w/ Bryce Chinault
September 8, 2017

Reforming Regulatory Analysis
RealClearPolicy
August 26, 2017

Keep It Simple
US News & World Report
July 17, 2017

Why Our Kids Will Thank Us for Rolling Back Net Neutrality
The Fiscal Times
July 3, 2017

Spring Cleaning for Regulations
Inside Sources
May 24, 2017

For ‘Big League’ Regulation Cuts, Look to Canada
RealClearPolicy
April 25, 2017

How Virginia Can Save Money and Cut Red Tape at the Same Time
Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 25, 2017

The Hidden Dangers of Government Tweets
The Fiscal Times
March 23, 2017

In Illinois, 259,900 Words That Restrict Businesses
Crain’s Chicago Business
March 16, 2017

How to Cut Red Tape
US News and World Report
March 6, 2017

Eliminate Regulations that Don’t Actually Help the Environment
The Hill
February 3, 2017

A Task for Trump’s OMB Director: Regulatory Reform
RealClearPolicy
January 24, 2017

Make Regulations Democratic Again
US News & World Report
November 21, 2016

Managing Business Red Tape
The Courier-Journal, w/ Patrick McLaughlin
September 23, 2016

The Risks of Ignorance in Chemical and Radiation Regulation
Real Clear Policy, w/ Dima Yazji Shamoun
September 12, 2016

The Road to More Risk
US News & World Report
August 15, 2016

When Energy Efficiency Rules Aren’t Cool
Washington Times
August 14, 2016

Catfishing the American Public
US News & World Report
March 14, 2016

Make America Great Again (on Regulations)!
Washington Examiner
October 29, 2015

How Regulators are Undermining Democracy
Inside Sources, w/ Sherzod Abdukadirov
June 3, 2015

Department of Energy Dishwasher Regulations Will Soak Consumers
US News & World Report, w/ Robert Michaels
March 23, 2015

The Bell Should Toll for ‘Midnight’ Regulations
US News & World Report, w/ Jerry Ellig
November 10, 2014

The Right Level of Regulatory Rigor
US News & World Report, w/ Jerry Ellig
September 8, 2014

It’s High Time for Effective Regulatory Reform
RealClearPolicy, w/ Thomas D. Hopkins
Aug 26, 2014

Regulation by Stealth: Time to Re-Examine Federal Agencies
McClatchy-Tribune,  w/ John D. Graham
July 22, 2014

A Closer Look at Energy Efficiency
Washington Times, w/ Richard Williams
May 16, 2014

The Headlong Rush to Regulate
U.S. News and World Report, w/ Jerry Ellig
March 17, 2014

The Department of Energy Thinks You’re Irrational
U.S. News and World Report
August 5, 2013

Howard Shelanski’s To-Do List
The Hill, w/ Jerry Ellig
July 9, 2013

Dodd-Frank Remains A Troubled Work in Progress
American Banker, w/ Hester Peirce
January 9, 2013

Is It Time To End the Federal Reserve?
U.S. News and World Report, w/ Lawrence H. White
October 2, 2012

Dodd-Frank: Two Years Later, Countless Questions Remain
RealClearPolicy, w/ Hester Peirce
July 21, 2012