Cost-Benefit Analysis and Issue Advocacy Practitioner Workshop
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
New York University, Lipton Hall108 West 3rd Street
Policy Integrity’s Second Annual Practitioner Workshop will feature a series of tutorials designed to provide information for legaladvocates on incorporating cost-benefit and economic analysis into an array of policy areas, including environment, public health,technology, and criminal justice. CLE credit is available.
9:00 am–9:30 am Breakfast & Registration
9:30 am–9:55 am Welcome:
Richard L. Revesz
Dean, New York University School of Law
[Lipton Hall] Faculty Director, Policy Integrity
10:00 am–11:20 am Session 1: Breakout—Economic Choices and Methods
Economics and Climate Change
Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund
Michael A. Livermore Executive Director, Policy Integrity Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law Countless government policies have potential climate impacts: from energy efficiency standards to agricultural subsidies. How government chooses to value the costs and benefits of climate change therefore will impact the regulations adopted by federal andstate agencies far into the future. Focusing on climate change and the social cost of carbon as an example, this session will discussthe centrality of economics in setting environmental policy in a wide range of forums.
Humane Risk Assessment and the Art of Solution-Focused Thinking
Adam Finkel Fellow and Executive Director,Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Jason A Schwartz
Legal Fellow, Policy Integrity
This session will provide an introduction to the science of risk analysis, and discuss how it affects policy-making on a range of environmental and public health issues, particularly workplace health. Challenges within risk-analysis, and how risk-analysis issometimes misapplied to justify weak regulatory approaches, will also be discussed.
11:30 am–12:50 pm Session 2: Breakout—New Policy Arenas
Crime and Punishment: The Costs and Benefits of Criminal Justice Policy
[Lipton Hall]Rachel Barkow
Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law
Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Inimai M. Chettiar Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union