The viability and desirability of conducting cost-benefit analysis of financial regulation is a subject of intense academic debate. Opponents claim that such analysis is feasible for environmental regulation but not for financial regulation because of the difference in the benefits that require monetization in the respective areas.
Richard L. Revesz,
Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Structure of the Administrative State: The Case of Financial Services Regulation,
Yale J. on Reg.
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