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Institute for
Policy Integrity

                     

The Institute for Policy Integrity is a university-based advocacy organization and think-tank "dedicated to improving the quality of governmental decisionmaking." IPI is not incorporated and is a project of the New York University Law School. Its activities are based on the radical "cost-benefit analysis" theory of NYU Law School Dean Richard L. Revesz, which uses standard cost-benefit analysis to design appropriate regulations, but adds "emotion" and "compassion" for the environment to the cost valuations - however, leaving out emotion and compassion for the people whose lives are harmed or wrecked by the proposed regulations.



Institute for Policy Integrity
New York University School of Law
Wilf Hall
139 MacDougal Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10012
Main Phone: (212) 992-8932
Fax: (212) 995-4592
Media Contact: Edna Ishayik (212) 998-6085 or ednai@nyu.edu.
Twitter: @PolicyIntegrity

Self-Description: Policy Integrity partners with advocacy organizations to use economics and law to ensure that the benefits of better protections are properly counted. Through presentations and in-depth workshops on the use of cost-benefit analysis, and consultations on government regulations and economic analysis, we help these groups reach their goals.



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Actual: Vehicle for Richard Revesz, Dean, New York University Law School and adjunct professor Michael A. Livermore co-authors of Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health. The co-authors' revision of cost-benefit analysis includes numerous costs newly attributed to industry, thus tilting the outcome toward environmental regulation. The "unbiased" new method, however, does not consider the costs of nature to industry or the society in general, such as storms, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, reflecting a belief that such disturbances of human-caused dues to anthropogenic global warming. The textbook is a lawyer's dream of how to cook the books and sound noble while winning cases on the basis of hype and presumption.. 

Richard L. Revesz is dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. He graduated summa cum laude in Civil Engineering and Public Affairs from Princeton University, received an M.S. in Civil Engineering from MIT, and was awarded his J.D. by Yale Law School, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal.
He has published more than 50 articles and books on environmental and administrative law. His work on issues of federalism and environmental regulation, the valuation of human life and the use of cost-benefit analysis, and the design of liability rules for environmental protection has set the agenda for environmental law scholars for the past decade. He is a Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Revesz steps down as Dean of the Law School at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

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Institute for Policy Integrity Officers and Directors 2012

Name Title
RICHARD REVESZ DEAN, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
MICHAEL A. LIVERMORE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
INSTITUTE FOR POLICY INTEGRITY

Edna Ishayik

Communications Director

Jason A Schwartz

Legal Director

Luan Khuong

Communications Associate

Valerie Stahl

Development and Events Associate

 Foundation grants to Institute for Policy Integrity

Grant Total: $550,000 Number of Grants: 3

 

Donor Foundation
 

Amount

Year

Grant Description

FRANK J GUARINI FOUNDATION INC
Jersey City
New Jersey

$200,000

2010

Restricted donation for the Institute for Policy Integrity

FRANK J GUARINI FOUNDATION INC
Jersey City
New Jersey

$200,000

2011

Restricted donation for the institute for policy integrity at NYU school of law

FORD FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$150,000

2010

For the institute for policy integrity to develop and publish economic analyses to inform the regulatory process with respect to net neutrality and other media journalism and communications issues

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