Center for the Study of American Business

Center for the Study of American Business

The Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB) is the predecessor of the Weidenbaum Center. CSAB published numerous public policy reports, analyses, and commentaries, organized under several program headings. Most CSAB publications from the mid-1990s forward can be found here.

Environment

The Eco-nomics of Earth in the Balance, Kenneth W. Chilton, Conference on "Green Politics," St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, October 25, 2000

Four Suggestions for Improving Environmental Health Policy, Kenneth W. Chilton, Policy Brief 207, September 2000

Applying the Precautionary Principle to Genetically Modified Crops, Indur M. Goklany, Policy Study 157, August 2000

EPA's "Revised Guidance" for Implementing Title VI: Environmental Justice on Faulty Legal Footing, Thomas A. Lambert, Policy Brief 206, July 2000

Environmental Estrogens and Related Endocrine Disrupters—Are They Affecting Male Reproductive Health and Increasing Breast Cancer in Women? Stephen H. Safe, Contemporary Issues Series 98, February 2000

Suburban Legends: Why "Smart Growth" Is Not So Smart, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Contemporary Issues Series 97, November 1999

Fundamental Issues Hidden in the Air Quality Dust Cloud, Kenneth W. Chilton, Policy Brief 200, October 1999

Product Take-back Systems: Mandates Reconsidered, Lynn Scarlett, Policy Study 153, October 1999

Are Economic Growth and a Sustainable Environment Compatible? Kenneth W. Chilton, Policy Study 152, September 1999

Enhancing Environmental Protection While Fostering Economic Growth, Kenneth W. Chilton, Policy Study 151, March 1999

Do We Need the Federal Government to Protect Air Quality? Indur M. Goklany, Policy Study 150, December 1998

Questioning the Emphasis on Environmental Contaminants as a Significant Threat to Children's Health, Stephen Huebner with Kenneth W. Chilton, Policy Study 149, November 1998

Government's Hand in the Recycling Market, Christopher Douglass, Policy Study 148, September 1998

Giving Away the Store, William H. Lash III, Contemporary Issues Series 92, August 1998

Are Storm Clouds Brewing on the Environmental Justice Horizon? Stephen Huebner, Policy Study 145, April 1998

Time for the Federal Environmental Aristocracy to Give Up Power, David Schoenbrod, Policy Study 144, February 1998

Is Environmental Protection Too Important to Trust to the States? Kenneth Midkiff, P.J. Hill, and Maxine Lipeles, CSAB Forum 1, August 1998

EPA's Case for New Ozone and Particulate Standards, Kenneth Chilton and Stephen Huebner, Policy Study 139, June 1997

Green Showdown at the WTO, William H. Lash III, Contemporary Issues Series 85, March 1997

Eye on the Economy

Key Challenges Facing President-Elect Bush, Murray Weidenbaum, Policy Brief 210, December 2000

A Tax System for an E-Commerce Economy, Murray Weidenbaum, Policy Brief 205, June 2000

How the States Can Do a Better Job Promoting Economic Development in the 21st Century, Murray Weidenbaum, August 1999, Policy Brief 198

How Public Policies Undermine the Rules for Getting Rich in America, Dwight R. Lee, Richard B. McKenzie, February 1999, Contemporary Issues Series 93

How to Get Rich in America, Dwight R. Lee, Richard B. McKenzie, February 1998, Contemporary Issues Series 89

Global Climate Change

Applying the Precautionary Principle to Global Warming, Indur M. Goklany, Policy Study 157, August 2000

Comments on "Climate Change Impacts on the United States" Overview Section, Kenneth W. Chilton, Public Comment, August 11, 2000

Estimating the Costs of Kyoto: Uncertainties and Assumptions Driving the Model Results, Milka S. Kirova, Policy Study 154, December 1999

What Do We Know about Human Influence on Climate Change? S. Fred Singer, Contemporary Issues Series 96, November 1999

A Current View of the Kyoto Climate Change Treaty, William H. Lash III, Contemporary Issues Series 94,August 1999

Hearing on Global Climate Change, William H. Lash III, May 1999

Statement before the U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Energy Research, Development, Production and Regulation, and the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs, May 20, 1999

Global Deception: The Exaggeration of the Global Warming Threat, Patrick J. Michaels, Policy Study 146,June 1998

Designing Global Climate Policy: Efficient Markets versus Political Markets, Jonathan Baert Weiner, Policy Study 143, December 1997

Framing A Coherent Climate Change Policy, Frederick H. Rueter, Policy Study 141, October 1997

Global Marketplace

The Pros and Cons of Globalization, Robert Batterson and Murray Weidenbaum, January 2001

Dispelling the Myths About the Global Economy, Murray Weidenbaum, January 2001, Policy Brief 211

Promoting the Case for Free Trade, Murray Weidenbaum, December 2000, Policy Brief 209

A Trade Policy for the United States, Murray Weidenbaum, December 2000, Policy Brief 208

Trade Winds or Head Winds? U.S. Government Export Policy Revisited, by Richard J. Mahoney, The CEO Series 43, November 2000

Twelve Public Policies for Economic Growth in Russia, Richard K. Vedder, Contemporary Issues Series 101,August 2000

United States, China, Taiwan: A Precarious Triangle, Murray Weidenbaum, Contemporary Issues Series 99,April 2000

The Assault on the Global Economy, Murray Weidenbaum, Policy Brief 202, December 1999

Restless in Seattle: Labor, the Environment, and the WTO, William H. Lash III, Policy Brief 201, November 1999

The Global Economic Outlook: Threats and opportunities for the U.S. Mining Industry, Murray Weidenbaum, Policy Brief 199, October 1999

American Steel and International Trade: The Challenge of Globalization, James B. Burnham , Contemporary Issues Series 95, September 1999

How the States Can Do a Better Job Promoting Economic Development in the Twenty-First Century, Murray Weidenbaum, Policy Brief 198, August 1999

U.S. Steel Industry Protection: Bad for America, James B. Burnham, Policy Brief No. 197, June 1999

Prospects for Success in the Global Marketplace, Murray Weidenbaum, CSAB Forum No. 5, May 1999

The Great Confusion , Murray Weidenbaum, CSAB Forum 4, March 1999

Creating a Comprehensive Policy Toward China, Murray Weidenbaum, CSAB Forum 2, September 1998

State and Local Trade Sanctions: A Threat to U.S. Interests, William H. Lash III, Contemporary Issues Series 91, July 1998

Issues in Management: The CEO Series

A Stand Against Unilateral Sanctions, by Archie W. Dunham, The CEO Series 45, February 2001

A Policy for E-Commerce: Stifle Regulation, Not Innovation, by Richard J. Mahoney, The CEO Series 44,January 2001

Trade Winds or Head Winds? U.S. Government Export Policy Revisited, by Richard J. Mahoney, The CEO Series 43, November 2000

Retooling for the Cyber Age, Dana G. Mead, Retired Chairman and CEO, Tenneco, Inc., The CEO Series, Number 42, September 2000

Technology and the New Millenium, John F. Smith, Jr., Chairman, General Motors Corporation, The CEO Series, Number 41, July 2000

New Energy Companies and E-Business, Erroll B. Davis, Jr., Chairman, President, and CEO, Alliant Energy, The CEO Series, Number 40, June 2000

Lifelong Learning and the New World of Work, John R. Walter, Chairman, Manpower, Inc., The CEO Series, Number 39, May 2000

Increased Government Intervention in the Railroad Industry: Salvation for Shippers or Requiem for Railroads? Dick Davidson, Chairman and CEO, Union Pacific Corporation, The CEO Series, Number 38, March 2000

The Welcome Tension of Technology: The Need for Dialogue about Agricultural Biotechnology, Robert B. Shapiro, Chairman and CEO, Monsanto Company, The CEO Series, Number 37, February 2000

The Composition of Boards of Directors in the New World Economy: Globalization—or Globaloney?Richard J. MahoneyThe CEO Series, Number 36, December 1999

Thoughts Toward a Medicare Drug Plan, William C. Steere, Chairman and CEO, Pfizer Inc., The CEO Series, Number 35, September 1999

"The New York Times" Sunday Business Section Collection, Richard J. Mahoney,The CEO Series, Number 34,July 1999

The Health Care Debate in Washington: Focused on the Wrong Health Crisis, Richard L. Huber, Aetna, Inc., The CEO Series, Number 33, June 1999

Lessons on the Road to Performance Management, Robert H. Benmosche, Chairman, President and CEO, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., The CEO Series, Number 32, April 1999

Is Civic Leadership in Danger of Extinction? Eli Broad, Chairman and CEO, SunAmerica, Inc., The CEO Series, Number 31, March 1999

The Law of Unintended Consequences: How Regulation Affects Infrastructure Investment, Richard C. Notebaert, The CEO Series, Number 30, February 1999

Insights from Business Strategy and Management "Big Ideas" of the Past Three Decades, Richard Mahoney and Joseph A. McCue, The CEO Series, Number 29, January 1999

Corporate Mergers Can Create Winners: A Case in Point, Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., Chairman and CEO of SBC Communications Inc., The CEO Series, Number 28, November 1998

Seven Fundamentals of Effective Leadership, Norman R. Augustine, Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation (retired), The CEO Series, Number 27, October 1998

Expectations Set—And Met: Lessons from a Successful Spinoff, Robert G. Potter, Chairman and CEO, Solutia, Inc., The CEO Series, Number 26, September 1998

The Regulatory Improvement Act: "Deeds, Not Words," John F. Smith, Jr., Chairman, CEO, and President of General Motors Corporation, The CEO Series, Number 25, August 1998

Cliffs Notes for a Midterm Exam on The U.S. Economy, Richard J. Mahoney, The CEO Series, Number 24, June 1998

Corporate Governance: When More's at Stake than Meets the Eye, William C. Steere, The CEO Series, Number 23, May 1998

Trade, Feeding the World's People and Sustainability: A Cause for Concern, Robert B. Shapiro, Chairman and CEO of the Monsanto Company, The CEO Series, Number 22, April 1998

Frameworks: An Innovative Process for Turning the Challenges of Change Into Opportunities for Growth, Ralph S. Larsen, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, The CEO Series, Number 21, March 1998

Leave It to the Market, Robert. L. Crandall, Chairm and CEO of AMR Corporation & American Airlines, Inc., The CEO Series, Number 20, January 1998

Trade Winds or Head Winds? U.S. Government Export Policy, Richard J. Mahoney, The CEO Series, Number 19,December 1997

From Isolation to Engagement: The Case Against Unilateral Sanctions, Donald V. Fites, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., The CEO Series Number 18, November 1997

The Shareowner's Voice: Are We "Listening to Prozac"?, Richard J. Mahoney, August 1997, The CEO Series, No. 17

Pushing the Boundaries for Shareowner Value, Robert D. Kennedy, Chairman and CEO of Union Carbide Corporation (retired), The CEO Series, Number 16, June 1997

The Employee as Stakeholder, Richard J. Mahoney, The CEO Series, Number 15, April 1997

A New Relationship with Employees, George M. C. Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Eastman Kodak Company, The CEO Series Number 14, March 1997

Why Shareowner Value? Roberto C. Goizueta, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, The CEO Series, Number 13, February 1996

GM's Thinking on China, John F. Smith, Jr., Chairman, CEO and President of General Motors Corporation, The CEO Series, Number 12, January 1996

An Ethical "Reality Check", Robert D. Kennedy, Chairman and CEO of Union Carbide (retired), The CEO Series, Number 11, December 1996

When the Whole Becomes Less than the Sum of Its Parts: The Story Behind the AT&T Breakup, Robert E. Allen, The CEO Series, Number 10, November 1996

Business Should Act for All Its Stakeholders — Before "The Feds" Do, Richard J. Mahoney, The CEO Series, Number 9, October 1996

No Place for Neutrality in the Digital Revolution, John R. Walter, The CEO Series, Number 8, September 1996

Oh, the Modern World! John S. Reed, Chairman of Citicorp, The CEO Series, Number 7, August 1996

Transforming a Corporate Culture to Master Change, George A. Lorch, Chairman and CEO of Armstrong World Industries, The CEO Series, Number 6, July 1996

Managing Diversity: What It Is and What It Isn't, James E. Preston, Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc., The CEO Series, Number 5, June 1996

The Anatomy of a Public Policy Crisis, Richard J. Mahoney, The CEO Series, Number 4, May 1996

The New Business World and The Individual, James R. Houghton, Chairman and CEO of Corning Incorporated, The CEO Series, Number 3, April 1996

The Importance of Communication to Companies and Industries, C. Hank Barnette, Chairman and CEO of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, The CEO Series Issue, Number 2, March 1996

Beyond Empowerment: Relevant Ad Hockery, Richard J. Mahoney, The CEO Series, Number 1, February 1996

Regulation

Technology and a Safe Workplace, Richard K. Vedder, Policy Study 156, July 2000

Federal Regulatory Spending Reaches a New Height: An Analysis of the Budget of the United States Government for the Year 2001, Melinda Warren, Regulatory Budget Report 23, June 2000

Progress in Federal Regulatory Policy, 1980-2000, Murray Weidenbaum, Contemporary Issues Series 100, May 2000

Ergonomics by OSHA…Ergo, Outgo by Business, Richard J. Mahoney and Milka S. Kirova, CSAB Forum 7, March 2000

Regulatory Reform: Progress and Unfinished Business, Murray Weidenbaum, Policy Brief 204, March 2000

Technology, Market Changes, and Antitrust Enforcement, Dwight R. Lee and Richard B. McKenzie, Policy Study 155, February 2000

OMB Report on Regulation Flunks CSAB Test: Comments on the OMB's "Draft [Third] Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulation" Richard B. Belzer, Policy Brief 203, 
February 2000

The Rise of Regulation Continues, Murray Weidenbaum, and Melinda Warren, Regulatory Budget Report 22,August 1999

Regulation: Benefit or Bane? Murray Weidenbaum, Carol Tucker Foreman, CSAB Forum Number 6, July 1999

Project on Regulatory Oversight: Study Protocol 1 Richard B. Belzer, March 15, 1999

See successive files for the appendices to this report.

Project on Regulatory Oversight: Appendix A, Richard B. Belzer, March 15, 1999
See "Project on Regulatory Oversight: Study Protocol 1" for the general introduction to this program.

This file contains Appendix A putting forward the criteria used to evaluate regulatory agency compliance with relevant provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Control Act only.

Project on Regulatory Oversight: Appendix B, Richard B. Belzer, March 15, 1999
See "Project on Regulatory Oversight: Study Protocol 1" for the general introduction to this program.

This file contains Appendix B putting forward the criteria used to evaluate regulatory agency compliance with relevant provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement, Fairness and Compliance act of 1996, only.

Project on Regulatory Oversight: Appendix C , Richard B. Belzer, March 15, 1999
See "Project on Regulatory Oversight: Study Protocol 1" for the general introduction to this program.

This file contains Appendix C putting forward the criteria used to evaluate regulatory agency compliance with relevant provisions of Executive Order 12866 only.

Project on Regulatory Oversight: Appendix D, Richard B. Belzer, March 15, 1999

See "Project on Regulatory Oversight: Study Protocol 1" for the general introduction to this program.

This file contains Appendix D putting forward the criteria used to evaluate regulatory agency compliance with relevant provisions of Executive Order 12866 only.

Project on Regulatory Oversight: Appendix E, Richard B. Belzer, March 15, 1999

See "Project on Regulatory Oversight: Study Protocol 1" for the general introduction to this program.

This file contains Appendix E putting forward the criteria used to evaluate regulatory agency compliance with relevant provisions of Executive Order 12875 only.

Project on Regulatory Oversight: Appendix F, Richard B. Belzer, March 15, 1999

See "Project on Regulatory Oversight: Study Protocol 1" for the general introduction to this program.

This file contains Appendix F putting forward the criteria used to evaluate regulatory agency compliance with relevant provisions of Executive Order 12898 only.

Project on Regulatory Oversight: Appendix G, Richard B. Belzer, March 15, 1999

See "Project on Regulatory Oversight: Study Protocol 1" for the general introduction to this program.

This file contains Appendix G putting forward the criteria used to evaluate regulatory agency compliance with relevant provisions of Executive Order 13045 ("Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks") only.

The Public and the Congress Need to Know More About Government Regulation, Murray Weidenbaum, Policy Brief No. 194, April 1999

Regulatory Changes and Trends, Melinda Warren, Regulatory Budget Report 21, November 1998

Independent Regulatory Oversight: A New Path to Regulatory Reform, Richard B. Belzer, CSAB Forum 3,February 1999

Will Government's Crusade Against Tobacco Work? Dwight R. Lee, Contemporary Issues Series 86, July 1997

A New Approach to Regulatory Reform, Murray Weidenbaum, Policy Study Number 147, August 1998

Labor Market Reregulation in the European Union: Chapter and Verse, John T. Addison, Policy Study Number 140, August 1997

Regulatory Costs in Profile, Thomas D. Hopkins, Policy Study Number 132, August 1996