Researchers Call Dodd-Frank Cost-Benefit Analyses Faulty

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 2:49 PM EST) -- Federal regulators haven’t adequately performed cost-benefit analyses measuring the impact of proposed financial reform rules, which could lead to some rules being voided by the courts and overall uncertainty that could cripple U.S. economic activity, a research group said Wednesday.

The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation says that 57 of 192 proposed and final rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act — nearly 30 percent — have not undergone any cost-benefit analysis.

Another 85 rules contain cost-benefit analyses that were unsupported by...
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