Is Cost-Benefit Analysis Neutral?

@article{Driesen2005IsCA,
  title={Is Cost-Benefit Analysis Neutral?},
  author={David M. Driesen},
  journal={Administrative Law},
  year={2005}
}
  • D. Driesen
  • Published 7 February 2005
  • Political Science
  • Administrative Law
Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) owes much of its appeal to its image as a neutral principle for deciding upon the appropriate stringency of environmental, health, and safety regulation. This article examines whether CBA is neutral in effect, i.e. whether it sometimes makes regulations more stringent or regularly leads to weaker health, safety and environmental protection. It also addresses the question of whether CBA offers either an objective value-neutral method or procedural neutrality. This… 
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