Reviving Rationality: Emmett Institute Book Talk with Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz

March 17, 2021 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Reviving Rationality:

Emmett Institute Book Talk with Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz 

Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Time: 12:15 pm -1:30 pm

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In  Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health(Oxford), law professors and authors Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz explain how Donald Trump destabilized the decades-long bipartisan consensus that federal agencies must base their decisions on evidence and expertise. The result: incoherent policy, court defeats, a demoralized federal workforce, and social division. Reviving Rationality explains how and why the Trump administration abandoned rationality, and argues that it is crucial for future administrations to restore rigorous cost-benefit analysis if we are to return to a policymaking approach that effectively tackles the most pressing problems of our era


Join a UCLA Emmett Institute book talk with authors Michael Livermore, Edward F. Howrey Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, and Richard Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law and dean emeritus at NYU School of Law; and discussants Shi-Ling Hsu, D'Alemberte Professor at Florida State University College of Law, and Arden Rowell, Professor of Law at University of Illinois College of Law. Sean Hecht, Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute, will moderate the conversation.  

Reviving Rationality is now available for purchase at this link. 

 

About the authors: 

Michael A. Livermore is Edward F. Howrey Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. Richard L. Revesz is Lawrence King Professor of Law and dean emeritus at NYU School of Law. Livermore and Revesz are the authors of Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health (Oxford) and the editors of The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy (Oxford). Together, they founded the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law, which Revesz now directs. 

About the discussants:

Shi-Ling Hsu is D'Alemberte Professor at Florida State University College of Law and an expert in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, and property. Arden Rowell is Professor of Law and University Scholar at Illinois College of Law and researches environmental law, risk regulation, and human behavior.