Government Legislation

  • First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans addresses the European Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs at the EU Parliament in Brussels, October 7, 2014


    'Better Regulation': Why Timmermans Should Go Beyond the Regulatory Scrutiny Board

    Promoting the 'Better Regulation' agenda in the EU could be given a real boost by turning the proposed Regulatory Scrutiny Board into an impartial evidence and scrutiny centre, putting high-quality and objective impact assessment at the heart of the legislative process.

    May 27, 2015

  • Journal Article

    Legal Accelerators and Brakes for Deployment of Automated Vehicles

    This chapter will review three questions that prompted discussion at the 2014 Symposium on Vehicle Automation as potential accelerators or brakes for deployment of automated vehicles.

    Feb 20, 2015

  • News Release

    U.S. Debt Could Reduce U.S. Global Influence in the Future

    The United States still has the economic muscle to shape important aspects of the international environment, but high government debt in the future may undermine its economic instruments of power and its ability to influence global conditions through nonmilitary means.

    Sep 16, 2013

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    U.S. Debt Could Reduce U.S. Global Influence in the Future

    The United States still has the economic muscle to shape important aspects of the international environment, but high government debt in the future may undermine its economic instruments of power and its ability to influence global conditions through nonmilitary means.

    Sep 16, 2013

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    Regulatory cultures and research governance

    This is a comparative study of the practice of those who are subject to regulatory requirements in the health research, medical drugs, environmental and financial sectors conducted to assist understanding of health research governance in the UK.

    Mar 1, 2013

  • Report

    Spotlight on 2012: Identify issues, shape policy, evaluate impact

    Spotlight on 2012 presents the highlights of RAND Europe's research and other activities in 2012. We describe these in the context of the 'life cycle' of a policy issue, to show the stages at which our research and analysis supports policymakers.

    Jan 30, 2013

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    Journal Article

    Options for Collecting Revenue from Legal Marijuana

    Potential tax rates and revenues have been a common theme in discussions about legalizing marijuana. However, policy goals, types of taxes, and components of revenue are also important to consider.

    Jan 1, 2013

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    Farsighted Leadership in a Shortsighted World: Looking Beyond the 2012 U.S. Election

    RAND president Michael Rich introduces a series of essays about nine key issues for the 2012 U.S. presidential election: income inequality, health care costs, immigration reform, energy options, education, al Qaeda, Iraq, democratization in the Middle East, and China.

    Sep 21, 2012

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    RAND Review Election Coverage Points to Policies of 'Farsighted Leadership'

    In an effort to look beyond the 2012 U.S. election and promote "farsighted leadership in a shortsighted world," the fall issue of RAND Review offers commentaries intended to transcend partisan rhetoric and foster policies that both presidential candidates could well accept. Nine key election issues are addressed.

    Sep 21, 2012

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    Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act: What the Experts Are Saying

    Now that the Supreme Court has upheld key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, what lies ahead for health care in America? RAND experts sound off in the wake of this momentous decision.

    Jun 28, 2012

  • Ninth Ward of New Orleans over a year after Katrina, showing the devastation.


    RAND Provides Insight into National Flood Insurance Reform Proposals

    FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program writes the vast majority of flood insurance on residential properties in the United States; current legislation includes a number of reforms that could strengthen the program. RAND has completed studies in four key areas that offer insight into the issues under consideration.

    May 18, 2012

  • Yasser Esam Hamdi in Camp X-ray, Guantanamo Bay detention camp, Cuba, April 4, 2002


    A Final Word on the NDAA

    While I have no doubt of Levin's determination to protect the constitutional rights of American citizens, incremental adjustments and seemingly small compromises, each sensible under the circumstances, can have a cumulative effect that erodes the very liberty we are trying to protect, writes Brian Michael Jenkins.

    May 7, 2012

  • President Barack Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing from Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration, in the Oval Office, Jan. 31, 2012


    The NDAA Makes It Harder to Fight Terrorism

    Much of the debate over this bill has focused on the political issue of executive authority versus rule of law. In doing so it has overlooked the indirect and insidious effects the new law may have on the United States' largely successful counterterrorist campaign, writes Brian Michael Jenkins.

    Feb 1, 2012

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    Spotlight on 2011

    With 2012 being our 20th anniversary year, the report features some of our recent work while reflecting on how RAND Europe has developed and remained relevant over the last two decades. It highlights selected research and corporate activity in 2011.

    Jan 19, 2012

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    RAND Supports Development of Louisiana's 2012 Coastal Master Plan

    RAND helped Louisiana develop its 2012 Coastal Master Plan to guide the state's coastal investments and help its coastal citizens plan for the future. The plan strikes a balance between providing immediate relief to hard hit areas and laying groundwork for large-scale efforts.

    Jan 13, 2012

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    Policy Spotlight: RAND Work Provides Insight Into Federal Disaster Recovery Reforms

    Recent proposed reforms to the Stafford Act (improving disaster recovery capability) and the National Disaster Recovery Framework (a guide to cooperation between federal agencies) cluster around five key areas where RAND has relevant studies offering additional insight and context.

    Oct 1, 2011

  • Commentary

    How Whistleblower Rule Enables Corporate Compliance

    The kerfuffle over Dodd-Frank conceals broad agreement that corporate fraud and misconduct are bad and that internal compliance mechanisms are intended to protect companies as well the community at large from bad behavior, write Michael Greenberg and Donna Boehme.

    Jun 14, 2011

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    Spotlight on 2010: Unlocking Innovation and Learning

    Spotlight on 2010 features research that illustrates the value of learning and knowledge sharing to improve policymaking. It also provides an overview of RAND Europe's activity in 2010.

    Feb 3, 2011

  • Journal Article

    The Benefits from Giving Makers of Conventional 'Small Molecule' Drugs Longer Exclusivity Over Clinical Trial Data

    We examine the long-term effect of extending the data exclusivity period for conventional small-molecule drugs to twelve years.

    Jan 1, 2011

  • Commentary

    A House Divided: Polarization and Partisanship

    Certainly, ideology should play a role in public policy decisions. But when many policies—regardless of their merits—are simply off-limits for ideological reasons, then the nation as a whole has a problem, writes James A. Thomson.

    May 14, 2010