Mercatus Center

The Federal Reserve's Expanding Regulatory Authority Initiated by Dodd-Frank

November 13, 2013

odd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) significantly expanded the regulatory authority of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (the Board) over banking institutions

Rethinking Which Accounts Qualify For Deposit Insurance

June 18, 2013

The FDIC can streamline its operations and promote a more stable financial sector by correctly identifying which funds should qualify for insurance.

How Well Do Federal Agencies Use Regulatory Impact Analysis?

Jerry Ellig, and James Broughel
July 16, 2013

For more than three decades, presidents have instructed executive branch agencies to use the results of Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIAs) when deciding whether and how to regulate.

A History of Cronyism and Capture in the Information Technology Sector

Adam Thierer, and Brent Skorup
July 16, 2013

In this working paper, the authors write that the evolution of government-granted privileges, or “cronyism,” in the information and communications technology marketplace and in the media

Modeling State Credit Risks in Illinois and Indiana

Marc Joffe
July 1, 2013
The author uses an open-source budget-simulation model to evaluate Illinois’s credit risk and to compare it to tha

The Employment Impact of Regulation

Keith Hall
July 1, 2013
Honestly evaluating the impact of regulation on unemployment is not only in agencies’ best interests, it’s require

The Economic Situation, June 2013

Bruce Yandle
July 1, 2013
The US economy is creating new wealth and growing employment, albeit at a slow pace.

Bloated Farm Subsidies: Will the 2013 Farm Bill Really Cut the Fat?

June 12, 2013
Policy Analysis
American taxpayers currently spend more than $20 billion per year o

Taxing Sin

Richard Williams and Katelyn Christ
July 1, 2009

Sin taxes in modern economic terms amount to excise, or per unit, taxes that are chiefly designed to reduce specific behaviors thought to be harmful to society. Sin taxes have played roles of

Reclaiming Federal Spectrum: Proposals and Recommendations

Brent Skorup
May 28, 2013

The consumer demand in recent years for mobile broadband services—such as streaming Netflix, voice-over Internet Protocol, and Facebook use—is unprecedented and strains the current capacity of wire

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