More Lonely Numbers

1 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2004


In Tracking the Value of Regulation, Bob Hahn and Erin Layburn would have the federal government produce more lonely numbers. All of this would be for the sake of a good cause: the belief that more numbers would increase the rationality of federal regulation. But the generation of more lonely numbers would not contribute much toward that goal.

Keywords: Regulation, regulation costs, benefits of regulation, regulatory agencies

JEL Classification: H10, H19

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Niskanen, William A., More Lonely Numbers. Available at SSRN:

William A. Niskanen (Contact Author)

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