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Indiana University dean, former OIRA administrator, calls for rigorous analysis of regulations

September 20, 2011
Bloomington, Indiana --

Image of John GrahamJohn D. Graham, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, stressed the importance of rigorous cost-benefit analysis of regulations to boost the economy in testimony September 14 before a congressional committee.

Graham spoke in Washington, D.C., at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform dealing with oversight of the White House Office of Management and Budget and its Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Graham directed OIRA from 2001-06.

In addition to his positions at Indiana University and the federal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Graham was dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School and a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he launched the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. He received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Risk Analysis in December 2008.

The full text of his testimony is online at