Measuring the Impact of Regulations on Small Firms
AbstractSmall firms are an important part of any economy, since they generate a large proportion of an economy's new jobs. Despite their apparent vitality, though, small firms are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of government regulation. Analyzing the impact of regulation on small firms is especially important for federal agencies in the U.S., since federal law requires agencies to conduct such studies. This study sets forth a simple economic theory of regulatory impact, and presents some tools that a regulatory body can use to evaluate the potential impact of a new regulation on small firms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by National Center for Environmental Economics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its series NCEE Working Paper Series with number 200103.
Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2001
Date of revision: Nov 2001
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economic impact analysis; regulatory economics; small business economics; Regulatory Flexibility Act; Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act.;
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