II. Recurring Issues in the Practice of Cost-Benefit Analysis and an Overview of the Ongoing Debates over the Application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Financial Regulation | Howell E. Jackson | August 28, 2017

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II. Recurring Issues in the Practice of Cost-Benefit Analysis and an Overview of the Ongoing Debates over the Application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Financial Regulation

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Note to Assignments in Part II of the Seminar: To begin with, please note that these assignments and reading are provisional, subject to amendment, expansion, and adjustment after the first three classes when we’ll have a better sense of the interests of seminar participants. Conceptually, we hope to accomplish two things in these six classes. First, we want to take a deeper dive into a number of recurring and important topics in cost-benefit analysis, drawing on both technical coverage of these issues from the Boardman et al. text as well as selected readings from a range of scholars in law and other disciplines. Second, we want to introduce students to the growing body of scholarship debating the efficacy and desirability of cost-benefit analysis in the field of financial regulation. Set forth below is a brief bibliography of recent scholarship on financial cost benefit analysis as well as provisional set of substantive topics to be addressed in this part of the course. As currently envisioned, each class of these classes will explore one recurring issue relevant to cost benefit analysis in a wide range of contexts plus one topic focused on financial cost benefit analysis. EDIT PLAYLIST INFORMATION DELETE PLAYLIST

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  1. 1 Show/Hide More Week 4 — October 5th: Valuation in Primary and Secondary Markets
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    Assignment: F-CBA:  Prehistory and Emergence of the Academic Debate over F-CBA
  2. 2 Show/Hide More Week 5 — October 12th: Discounting
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    Assignment: F-CBA:  Professor Coates & Principal Rejoiners:
  3. 3 Show/Hide More Week 6 — October 19th: Uncertainty
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    Assignment: F-CBA:  Institutional Responses & Independent Agencies
  4. 4 Show/Hide More Week 7 — October 26th: Willingness to Pay and Contingent Valuation
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    Assignment: F-CBA:  Reactions/Reforms Under Trump Administration & Comparative CBA
  5. 5 Show/Hide More Week 8 — November 9th: Statistical Lives
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    Assignment: F-CBA:  Adapting CBA to Deal with Behavioral Economics
    1. 5.4 Show/Hide More Selected Readings on Behavior Economics in Cost Benefit Analysis
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      This playlist includes several readings discussing the use of behavioral economics in cost benefit analsyis.
      1. 5.4.3 Show/Hide More John Y. Campbell, Restoring Rational Choice: The Challenge of Consumer Financial Regulation, 106 AER Papers & Proceedings 1 (2016)
        Note: While the front end of this paper is relatively accessible, it becomes more technical later on.  Read only as far as you feel comfortable.
  6. 6 Show/Hide More Week 9 — November 16th: Case Study on Financial Regulation
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    Assignment  F-CBA and the Path Forward
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