[Fourth Branch] Can Economic Incentives Produce a Good Outcome in Regulation?

Can providing market incentives produce desirable and more efficient outcomes in regulation? Chris DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow at the Hudson Institute, presents as a case study President Ronald Reagan’s permitting solution to the problem of lead in gasoline.

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

Differing Views:

“The United States Experience with Economic Incentives for Pollution Control” by the EPA

“Regulatory Policy vs Economic Incentives” in The Economist

“Ronald Reagan’s Conservation Legacy” by The R Street Institute

“The U.S. Experience with the Phasedown of Lead in Gasoline” by Richard G. Newell and Kristian Rogers



Christopher DeMuth
Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute


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