Stuart Shapiro , Ph.D.

Associate Professor Rutgers University, Bloustein SchoolEOHSI – Environmental Health Policy
Work Phone: 848-932-2384
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Stuart Shapiro joined the Bloustein School faculty in 2003 after five years in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in Washington. In OIRA he analyzed and coordinated executive branch review in the areas of labor, health and social policy. Prior to working at OIRA he received his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University where he studied how political factors impacted changes to child care regulations in eight states. He has taught courses at Harvard, Georgetown, and the USDA Graduate School.

Research Areas

Interplay between politics and policy analysis in the regulatory process. Recent areas of focus has been on the use of cost-benefit analysis and the regulatory process in the states.

Recent Publications

  1. Shapiro, S. Defragmenting the regulatory process. Risk Anal. 2011;31 (6):893-901. doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01556.x. PubMed PMID:21679219
  2. Shapiro, S. Evaluating the benefits and costs of regulatory reforms: what questions need to be asked?. Eval Program Plann. 2008;31 (3):223-30. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2008.03.008. PubMed PMID:18486971
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