News FocusPROFILE OF JOHN GRAHAM

Harvard Professor Shakes Up Regulatory Policy

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Science  14 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5550, pp. 2277-2278
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5550.2277

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- As an academic, John Graham argued that regulations should be justified by cost-benefit analysis. He's now brought that view to the White House as head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs--part of the Office of Management and Budget--which reviews and signs all regulations proposed by federal agencies. His nomination sparked a storm of protest, and his moves continue to stir controversy.