About the Postdoctoral Fellows
Through the SPEA Postdoctoral Fellows on Regulatory Reform program, up to two full-time fellows will spend 24 months, beginning July 1, 2016 (or September 1, 2016) performing the following duties:
- Conduct academic research related to regulatory reform, either reform of a specific program (e.g., a financial market regulation, an energy or environmental regulation, a healthcare regulation) and/or reform of a key feature of the rulemaking process (e.g., risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, judicial review, public participation, scientific peer review, international harmonization). Reforms should be aimed at making regulation more effective, less intrusive, more economically efficient, and/or less of a deterrent to creativity and innovation. Some of the research shall be undertaken collaboratively with other SPEA faculty; other research shall be undertaken alone by the fellow. Collaboration with graduate students is also encouraged.
- Write and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at relevant academic and professional conferences.
Funding for this program is provided by the Searle Freedom Trust.
All testimonies are by John D. Graham unless otherwise noted:
- Testimony before Senate Budget Committee, “Moving to a Stronger Economy through Regulatory Budgeting,” U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. (December 9, 2015)
- Testimony before Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C. (April 30, 2014)
- Testimony at the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Secret Science Reform Act of 2014, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2014)
- Testimony at the Committee on Trade, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium (October 14, 2013)
- Testimony at the OMB-OIRA Oversight Hearing, Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, United States Congress (March 21, 2012)
- Testimony at the OMB-OIRA Oversight Hearing, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, United States Congress (September 14, 2011)
- Testimony on “Cost-Justifying Regulations: Protecting Jobs and the Economy by Presidential and Judicial Review of Costs and Benefits,” Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law, House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Congress (May 4, 2011)
October 10, 2016: China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, Beijing
- Kerry Krutilla, “Theory, Methods and Practices of Benefit Cost Analysis in the United States: A Case Study in PM2.5 Policy Analysis.” Sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund.
June 22-25, 2016: Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Zurich, Switzerland
- Katie Fledderman, David Good, John Graham, and Kerry Krutilla, “The effect of differential fine particle toxicity on the economic evaluation of air pollution regulations”
March 16-18, 2016: Eighth Annual Conference and Meeting of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, Washington, D.C.
- Kerry Krutilla, Gabriel Piña, David H. Good, and John D. Graham, “Benefit cost analysis of lifesaving regulations from the department of transportation”
- Alexander Alexeev and Kerry Krutilla, “Strategic benefit cost analysis for security threats”
December 6-10, 2015: Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Crystal City, Virginia
- Alexander Alexeev and Kerry Krutilla, “Benefit cost analysis in a strategic and risky environment”
- Katherine Fledderman, David H. Good, Kerry Krutilla, and John D. Graham, “An uncertainty analysis of recent air regulations”
November 12-14, 2015: APPAM 37th Annual Fall Research Conference, Miami, Florida
- Gabriel Piña, Kerry Krutilla, David H. Good, and John D. Graham, “Benefit cost analysis of federal transportation safety regulations”
September 15-18, 2015: IEEE 18th International Conference, Canary Islands, Spain
- David Good, Kerry Krutilla, Stanley Chien, Lingxi Li, Yaobin Chen, “Preliminary benefit analysis for pedestrian crash imminent braking systems,” Intelligent Transportation Systems
June 24-27, 2015: Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Helsinki, Finland
- Kerry Krutilla, David H. Good, and John D. Graham, “Uncertainty in the Cost-Effectiveness of Federal Air Quality Regulations”
- Kerry Krutilla and Alexander Alexeev, “Rent-Seeking in Environmental Policy Making: Is the Expected Surplus Dissipated”
June 15-17, 2015: Workshop sponsored by the Science and Technology Section of NATO: “Cyber Attack Detection, Forensics, and Attribution for Assessment of Mission Impact,” Istanbul, Turkey
- Alexander Alexeev and Kerry Krutilla. Cyber-Attack as a Contest Game: Modeling the Economic Impact.
March 19-20, 2015: Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, Washington, D.C.
- Kerry Krutilla and Gabriel Piña, “Using Kaldor-Hicks Tableaus in Regulatory Impact Assessment”
- December 2014: Society for Risk Analysis
- December 2014:Southern Economic Association
- March 2014: Society for Benefit Cost Analysis
- March 2014: Public Choice Society