Critiquing Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation

Academics, policymakers, and regulators gathered in May to discuss the use and potential misuse of cost-benefit analysis (CBA). The two-day event, titled “Critiquing Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulation,” was co-hosted by C-LEAF and covered topics ranging from methods to improve CBA to the costs of CBA and lessons learned from the use of CBA in other contexts.  

John C. Coates, John F. Cogan Jr. Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, and William Black, associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law, keynoted the event.  Other co-sponsors were the Association of Professors of Political Economy and the Law (APPEAL), Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), Better Markets, Center for Progressive Reform (CPR), and SUNY Buffalo Law School.