Today, there is no greater impediment to American prosperity than the immense body of regulations chronicled in the Federal Register, and academic analysis has documented the economic inefficiencies engendered by the regulatory state. Cato's regulatory studies set forth a market-oriented vision of "regulatory rollback" that relies on the incentive forces of private property rights to create competitive markets and to provide consumer information and protection.
Randal O'Toole, Senior Fellow (Transportation regulation, state and local regulations)
Peter Van Doren, Senior Fellow and Editor, Regulation (State and local regulations, energy regulation)
Gridlock: Why We're Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It America's transportation system is on the verge of collapse, and Gridlock reveals how we got into this mess and how to fix it by focusing on free market improvements to methods of transportation that pay for themselves and increase everyone's mobility.
The Right to Earn a Living Explores the legal and constitutional history of the right to earn a living without unreasonable government interference, and reveals the many ways in which that right is threatened today.
Upcoming Studies from the Cato Institute
"Estimating ObamaCare's Effect on State Medicaid Expenditure Growth: A Study of the Five Most Populous U.S. States," by Jagadeesh Gokhale