Panel Discussion: Environmental Regulation and Use of Benefit-Cost Analysis by Policymakers

January 31, 2017

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Gatton 307 - Woodward Hall

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The UK Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise and the BB&T Program for the Study of Capitalism are hosting a panel discussion on the Environmental Protection Agency's use of benefit-cost analysis as part of their process of designing environmental policies and regulations. Scholars from the Gatton College, the College of Law, and the Cato Institute will debate the efficacy of the EPA benefit-cost analysis.


  • William Hoyt, Gatton Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Kentucky
  • Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute
  • Michael Healy, Senator Wendell H. Ford Professor of Law, College of Law, University of Kentucky
  • Frank Scott, Gatton Endowed Professor and Faculty Affiliate, UK Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise, Gatton Collge of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky