Reports and Studies

If your organization has produced a report or study addressing regulatory issues and you would like us to consider featuring it here, please email David Rosen at drosen@citizen.org.

business meeting conferenceThe Benefits of Regulation
Regulations and Jobs
Attacks on Regulation
Regulatory Delays
Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Innovation
Workplace and Pocketbook Protections
Public Health and Safety Regulations
Energy and Environmental Regulations
Wall Street Regulations
Trade Agreements
Regulation, Markets and Democracy

 


 

The Benefits of Regulation

The Benefits of Public Protections: Ten Rules That Save Lives and Protect the Environment
Center for Effective Government: July 2014

Reality Check: The Forgotten Lessons of Deregulation and Unsung Successes of Sensible Safeguards
Coalition for Sensible Safeguards: March 2013

Underestimating the Benefits of Public Protections
Center for Effective Government: October 2012

Sensible Safeguards: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Coalition for Sensible Safeguards: December 2011

A Quick Guide to EPI’s Research on the Costs and Benefits of Regulations
Economic Policy Institute: November 2011

An Unmistakable Pattern: New Government Reports Underscore that the Benefits of Regulations Far Exceed the Costs
Economic Policy Institute: March 2011

Good Rules: Ten Stories of Successful Regulation
Demos: February 2011

 


 

Regulations and Jobs

New Report Disproves Trump Administration Claims of “Job Killing” Environmental Regulations
Environmental Integrity Project: January 2017

Estimating the Size and Impact of the Ecological Restoration Economy (Article)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: June 2015

A Quick Guide to the Evidence on Regulations and Jobs
Economic Policy Institute: November 2011

Regulatory Uncertainty: A Phony Explanation for Our Jobs Problem
Economic Policy Institute: September 2011

Regulation, Employment, and the Economy: Fears of Job Loss are Overblown
Economic Policy Institute: April 2011

 


 

Attacks on Regulation

Shining a Light on the “Midnight Rule” Boogeyman | A Swing and Miss at Our Midnight Regulations Study
Public Citizen: July 2016

Sacrificing the Pawns: How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Recruits Small Business Owners to Lobby Against Their Own Self-Interest
Public Citizen: June 2016

CEI Report Panned For Methodological Flaws and Not Including Benefits of Regulations
Media Matters for America: May 2016

Earmarking Away the Public Interest: Anti-Reg Riders Benefit Polluting Industries
Center for Progressive Reform: July 2015

The REINS Act: Unbridled Impediment to Regulation
Ronald M. Levin, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law: January 2015

ALEC’s Latest Trojan Horse: The Attack on Standards and Safeguards Moves to the States
Center for Effective Government: November 2013

Regulation Issue: Industry’s Complaints About New Rules Are Predictable and Wrong
Public Citizen: February 2013

The Regulatory Tsunami That Wasn’t
Center for Effective Government: September 2012

Why Cost-Benefit Analysis is Flawed
Coalition for Sensible Safeguards: June 2012

The $1.75 Trillion Lie
Georgetown University and Tufts University: Spring 2012

Impacts of the Regulatory Accountability Act: Overturning 65 Years of Law and Leaving Americans Less Protected
Coalition for Sensible Safeguards: November 2011

Decoding the Bill: Lobbying Records Show That Electric Utility Industry Dominates Push for Deregulatory ‘REINS’ Legislation
Public Citizen: August 2011

Flaws Call for Rejecting Crain and Crain Model
Economic Policy Institute: July 2011

Setting the Record Straight: The Crain and Crain Report on Regulatory Costs
Center for Progressive Reform: February 2011

 


 

Regulatory Delays

Reforming Regulation: Policies to Counteract Capture and Improve the Regulatory Process
Center for American Progress: November 2016

Unsafe Delays: An Empirical Analysis Shows That Federal Rulemakings To Protect the Public Are Taking Longer Than Ever
Public Citizen: June 2016

Influence and the Administrative Process: Lobbying the U.S. President’s Office of Management and Budget (Study)
University of Wisconsin, Madison: July 2015

Down The Regulatory Rabbit Hole: How Corporate Influence, Judicial Review and a Lack of Transparency Delay Crucial Rules and Harm the Public
Coalition for Sensible Safeguards: June 2013

The Perils of OIRA Regulatory Review: Reforms Needed to Address Rampant Delays and Secrecy
Public Citizen: June 2013

Public Safeguards Past Due: Missed Deadlines Leave Public Unprotected
Public Citizen: June 2012

The Cost of Regulatory Delay
Demos: August 2011

Flowchart of the Federal Rulemaking Process
Public Citizen: March 2011

 


 

Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Innovation

Making the Business & Economic Case for Safer Chemistry
American Sustainable Business Council & Green Chemistry and Commerce Council: May 2015

Gaming the Rules: How Big Business Hijacks the Small Business Review Process to Weaken Public Protections
Center for Effective Government: November 2014

Small Businesses, Public Health, and Scientific Integrity: Whose Interests Does the Office of Advocacy at the Small Business Administration Serve?
Center for Effective Government: January 2013

Regulation: The Unsung Hero in American Innovation
Public Citizen: September 2011

 


 

Workplace and Pocketbook Protections

Worker Safety and Health in the Obama Years: An Exemplary Record
National Employment Law Project: January 2017

Predatory Loans & Predatory Loan Complaints
U.S. PIRG Education Fund: August 2016

Schrader Bill Would Gut the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule
Economic Policy Institute: August 2016

OSHA’s Discount on Danger: Settlement Policies Should Maximize Deterrence
Center for Progressive Reform: June 2016

Reining in Forced Arbitration in Consumer Financial Services
Center for Progressive Reform: May 2016

Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect
AFL-CIO: April 2016

Preventable Deaths 2016
National COSH: April 2016

Preventing Death and Injury on the Job: The Criminal Justice Alternative in State Law
Center for Progressive Reform: March 2016

Federal White Collar Crime: Six Case Studies Drawn from Ongoing Prosecutions to Protect Public Health, Worker and Consumer Safety, and the Environment
Center for Progressive Reform: November 2015

New Overtime Rules Will Benefit: Fathers | Women | Millennials | Salaried Workers in Every State
Economic Policy Institute: August 2015

Raising the Overtime Pay Threshold Will Help More Workers Get the Pay They Deserve: Fact Sheet
Economic Policy Institute: August 2015

Why It’s Time to Update Overtime Pay Rules: Frequently Asked Questions
Economic Policy Institute: August 2015

The New Overtime Salary Threshold Would Directly Benefit 13.5 Million Workers
Economic Policy Institute: August 2015

Estimating the Number of Workers Directly Benefiting from the Proposed Increase in the Overtime Salary Threshold
Economic Policy Institute: August 2015

Sustainable and Safe Recycling: Protecting Workers Who Protect the Planet
The Partnership for Working Families, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health & GAIA: June 2015

Nursing: A Profession in Peril — A Five-Part Series on Health Care Workers Injured on the Job
Public Citizen: June 2015

Not an Accident: Preventable Deaths 2015
National Council for Occupational Safety and Health: April 2015

Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect
AFL-CIO: May 2014

Securing the Right to a Safe and Healthy Workplace
Center for Effective Government: October 2013

What’s at Stake: Austerity Budgets Threaten Worker Health and Safety
Center for Effective Government: August 2013

OSHA Inaction: Onerous Requirements Imposed on OSHA Prevent the Agency from Issuing Lifesaving Rules
Public Citizen: October 2011

Regulations at Work: Five Rules that Save Workers Lives and Protect their Health
Public Citizen: July 2011

 


 

Public Health and Safety Regulations

Get the Lead Out: Ensuring Safe Drinking Water for Our Children at School
U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center: February 2017

Health Wearable Devices Pose New Consumer and Privacy Risks
Center for Digital Democracy: December 2016

FDA and Patient Groups Are Addicted to Drug Industry
Project on Government Oversight: December 2016

The Truth About Torts: Regulatory Preemption at the Federal Aviation Administration
Center for Progressive Reform: November 2016

Trouble in Toyland 2016: The 31st Annual Survey of Toy Safety
U.S. PIRG Education Fund: November 2016

Hooked for Life: How Weak Policies on Added Sugars Are Putting a Generation of Children at Risk
Union of Concerned Scientists: August 2016

Getting Personal With Chemicals: A Consumer Guide to 10 Common Personal Care Products Containing Chemicals of Concern
U.S. PIRG Education Fund: June 2016

Trouble in Toyland 2015: The 30th Annual Survey of Toy Safety
U.S. PIRG Education Fund: November 2015

Blowing Smoke: Chemical Companies Say “Trust Us,” But Environmental and Workplace Safety Violations Belie Their Rhetoric
Center for Effective Government: October 2015

Bad Chemistry: How the Chemical Industry’s Trade Association Undermines the Policies That Protect Us
Union of Concerned Scientists: July 2015

The Promise and Problems of HACCP: A Review of USDA’s Approach to Meat and Poultry Safety
Consumer Federation of America: April 2015

Chemical Hazards in Your Backyard: Do Your First Responders Have the Information They Need in an Emergency?
Center for Effective Government: April 2015

Reducing Our Exposure to Toxic Chemicals: Stronger State Health Protections at Risk in Efforts to Reform Federal Chemical Law
Center for Effective Government: March 2015

Keeping You Safe: Does the 2016 Budget Request Adequately Defend Public Safety?
Center for Effective Government: February 2015

Trouble in Toyland: The 29th Annual Survey of Toy Safety
U.S. PIRG Education Fund: December 2014

Substantially Unsafe: Medical Devices Post Great Threat to Patients; Safeguards Must be Strengthened, Not Weakened
Public Citizen: February 2012

Safeguarding the Public’s Health and Safety: The President’s FY 2013 Public Protections Funding Requests
Center for Effective Government: February 2012

Cranes & Derricks: The Prolonged Creation of a Key Public Safety Rule
Public Citizen: April 2011

 


 

Energy and Environmental Regulations

Double Jeopardy in Houston: Acute and Chronic Chemical Exposures Pose Disproportionate Risks for Marginalized Communities
Union of Concerned Scientists: November 2016

Untapped Potential: Clean Power Plan Leaves Carbon Reductions on the Table
Center for Progressive Reform: October 2016

What’s in Your Water? Flint and Beyond
Natural Resources Defense Council: June 2016

State of the Air 2016
American Lung Association: April 2016

Mind the Gap: Closing the Methane Emissions Gap Between the Obama Administrations Promises and Proposals
Clean Air Task Force: January 2016

Living in the Shadow of Danger: Poverty, Race and Unequal Chemical Facility Hazards
Center for Effective Government: January 2016

Automobile Fuel Economy Standards in a Lower-Oil-Price World
Council on Foreign Relations: November 2015

Clean Power, Clear Savings: The EPA Clean Power Plan Will Cut State Electricity Bills
Public Citizen: July 2015

A Comprehensive Analysis of the Employment Impacts of the EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan
Economic Policy Institute: June 2015

EPA Must Protect Drinking Water and Downstream Communities from Power Plant Pollution
Sierra Club: June 2015

A Carbon Tax and the Clean Power Plan Would Work Together to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Center for American Progress: June 2015

Gasping for Support: Implementation of Tougher Air Quality Standards Will Require New Funds for State Agencies
Center for Effective Government: May 2015

With Fossil Fuels the Focus of Its First 100 Days, the New Congress Has No Results to Show
Center for American Progress: April 2015

EPA’s New Soot Rule Will Save Lives, Health Care Costs, and the Environment
Center for Effective Government: January 2013

No Movement on Coal Ash Protections Despite Mounting Evidence of Danger
Center for Effective Government: October 2012

The Price of Pollution Politics: Eight Companies Attacking Clean Air Standards…and the Toll on America’s Health
NRDC: June 2012

Macroeconomic Effects of Regulatory Changes in Economies with Large Output Gaps: The ‘Toxics Rule’ as an Example
Economic Policy Institute: March 2012

The ‘Toxics Rule’ and Jobs: The Job-Creation Potential of the EPA’s New Rule on Toxic Power-Plant Emissions
Economic Policy Institute: February 2012

The Combined Effect of the Obama EPA Rules
Economic Policy Institute: September 2011

A Lifesaver, Not a Job Killer: EPA’s Proposed “Air Toxics Rule” Is No Threat to Job Growth
Economic Policy Institute: June 2011

Tallying Up the Impact of New EPA Rules
Economic Policy Institute: May 2011

 


 

Wall Street Regulations

Big Banks, Big Overdraft Fees
U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group: December 2016

The Limitations of Monetary Policy as a Financial Stability Tool
Center for American Progress: December 2016

Where They Stand on Financial Reform: Votes Cast in the 114th Congress
Americans for Financial Reform Advocacy Fund: October 2016

Too Big: The Mega-Banks Are Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail, and Too Big to Manage
Public Citizen: June 2016

Undermining the FSOC: Chamber Seeks to Roll Back Regulations On Massive Nonbank Financial Institutions
Public Citizen / U.S. Chamber Watch: January 2016

Undermining the CFPB: Chamber Seeks Light Regulation of Credit Cards by Limiting Powers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Public Citizen / U.S. Chamber Watch: December 2015

Undermining Dodd-Frank: A Critical Review of the 2015 “Fix. Add. Replace. (FAR)” Agenda of the Center for Capital Market Competitiveness at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Public Citizen / U.S. Chamber Watch: December 2015

Banking Conduct and Culture: A Call for Sustained and Comprehensive Reform (Article)
Group of Thirty: July 2015

Dodd-Frank Is Five: And Still Not Allowed Out of the House
Public Citizen: July 2015

Mortgages and Mortgage Complaints: The CFPB’s Consumer Complaint Database Gets Real Results for Victims of Mortgage Problems
U.S. PIRG Education Fund: July 2015

Americans for Financial Reform Response to American Action Forum Study on Costs of Dodd-Frank Act
Americans for Financial Reform: May 2015

The Rollback of the Dodd-Frank Act & Financial Deregulation
Demos: March 2015

Derivatives: Innovation in the Era of Financial Regulation
Demos: June 2013

Cracks in the Pipeline: High Frequency Trading
Demos: March 2013

Cracks in the Pipeline: Restoring Efficiency to Wall Street and Value to Main Street
Demos: December 2012

Forgotten Lessons of Deregulation: Rolling Back Dodd-Frank’s Derivatives Rules Would Repeat a Mistake That Led to the Financial Crisis
Public Citizen: May 2012

 


 

Trade Agreements

Dealmaking Leads to Broken Promises and Lost Elections: Lessons from Past Trade Votes
Public Citizen: June 2015

TAFTA/TTIP and Consumer Concerns: Access to Knowledge and Health
Knowledge Ecology International: December 2013

Local Foods and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: December 2013

Fighting the Transatlantic Corporate Bill of Rights: European Resistance Against the Proposed Investment Provisions in TTIP/TAFTA
Corporate Europe Observatory: December 2013

Global Government Surveillance Reform
Center for Digital Democracy: December 2013

Top 10 Threats of the Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal to Americans’ Daily Lives
Public Citizen: November 2013

Regulatory Harmonization: A Critical New Front in the Battle for Sensible Safeguards
Public Citizen: April 2013

Harmonization, Preemption, or Regulatory Convergence Will Result in Decreased Consumer and Worker Welfare
U.S. PIRG: April 2013

Brewing Storm Over ISDR Clouds Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks
Public Citizen: January 2013

 


 

Regulation, Markets and Democracy

Presidential Transition 2016-17: Making Government Work for All of Us
Center for Progressive Reform: August 2016

Reviving Antitrust: Why Our Economy Needs a Progressive Competition Policy
Center for American Progress: June 2016

Government Agencies Allow Corporations to Write Off Billions in Federal Settlement Payments
U.S. PIRG: December 2015

Progress and Problems: Government Scientists Report on Scientific Integrity at Four Agencies
Union of Concerned Scientists: October 2015

Barack Obama’s Path to Progress in 2015-16: Thirteen Essential Regulatory Actions
Center for Progressive Reform: November 2014

Rulemaking as a Tool of Democracy
Demos: December 2014

Grading Government Transparency: Scientists’ Freedom to Speak (and Tweet) at Federal Agencies
Union of Concerned Scientists: July 2013

The Obama Approach to Public Protection: The Regulatory Process
Center for Effective Government: January 2011

The Obama Approach to Public Protection: Enforcement
Center for Effective Government: December 2010

The Obama Approach to Public Protection: Rulemaking
Center for Effective Government: September 2010