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Investment-Based Transition Costs Associated with Closing a Public Defined Benefit Pension Plan

Andrew G. Biggs
February 10, 2015

This paper, authored by American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Andrew G.

Certificate-of-Need Laws: Implications for North Carolina

Christopher Koopman and Thomas Stratmann
February 12, 2015

Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia currently limit entry or expansion of health care facilities through certificate-of-need (CON) programs.

Certificate-of-Need Laws: Implications for Virginia

Christopher Koopman and Thomas Stratmann
February 24, 2015

Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia currently limit entry or expansion of health care facilities through certificate-of-need (CON) programs.

Certificate-of-Need Laws: Implications for Florida

Christopher Koopman and Thomas Stratmann
March 3, 2015

Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia currently limit entry or expansion of health care facilities through certificate-of-need (CON) programs.&nbsp

A Primer on State and Local Tax Policy: Trade-Offs Among Tax Instruments

Justin M. Ross
February 25, 2014

This policy document, published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, examines different kinds of general revenue taxes used in state and local governments in the U.S., and evaluates t

How Are Small Banks Faring Under Dodd-Frank?

Hester Peirce, Ian Robinson, and Thomas Stratmann
February 27, 2014

In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed into law as a response to previous years’ financial crisis.

EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR THE DENTAL CATEGORY

SEAN MULHOLLAND
February 20, 2015

Under the authority of the Clean Water Act of 1972, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing requirements for all new and existing dental practices that use dental amalgam, which is t

Bringing the Effects of Occupational Licensing into Focus: Optician Licensing in the United States

Edward J. Timmons and Anna Mills
February 17, 2015

In this study, Saint Francis University Associate Professor of Economics Edward J.

The Sharing Economy and Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case for Policy Change

Christopher Koopman
December 8, 2014

This research paper, published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in December 2014, examines the economic and societal effects of the rise of the “sharing economy,” defined by the au

Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Resource Standard: Where Are the Real Savings?

Robert J. Michaels
December 10, 2014

Ohio’s energy efficiency resource standard requires regulated utilities to meet a schedule of reductions in customer energy consumption culminating in a 22 percent reduction by 2025.

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