Bounded Evaluation: Cognition, Incoherence, and Regulatory Policy

Cary Coglianese
2002 Social Science Research Network  
To many observers, the words "predictably incoherent" describe well the fragmented network of rules and regulatory institutions that has grown up in the United States ove r the last century. 1 Hundreds of federal agencies collectively publish thousands of new regulations each year. 2 Federal responsibility for food safety rests in a dozen different regulatory agencies, operating under at least thirty-five different statutes. 3 At least eight major agencies are charged with
doi:10.2139/ssrn.332800 fatcat:um62ijhxbnftfkm54dgsh2b4tm