Rules in the Making represents an attempt to revolutionize ways of thinking about regulatory decision-making. The book tries to show that statistical methodologies can be used to determine what factors are important in the establishment of government regulation by developing a mathematical model of the regulatory process and agency behavior. The model is then tested using a case study of the Environmental Protection Agency's setting of effluent discharge standards under the Clean Water Act. Originally published in 1986
RFF research on policy includes the evaluation of command-and-control and incentive-based policy instruments, the comparative analyses of different regulatory strategies in a variety of settings, and the performance of alternative policy instruments like voluntary measures. The fourteen books in this collection range from theoretical works on the definition and governance of common property to applied studies on the enforcement of pollution control laws.
The RFF Library Collection brings back landmark books published by Resources for the Future throughout its nearly 60-year history as the pre-eminent research institution devoted exclusively to environmental issues. The Collection offers individuals and institutions the most classic and relevant literature across a range of environmental issues.