Summary of Is Regulatory Uncertainty a Major Impediment to Job Growth?

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Some government publications are so vague that you cringe reading them. This clear article is a happy exception. The US Office of Economic Policy shares its reasoning and evidence openly as it covers several aspects of the issue at hand: the effect of regulatory uncertainty on job growth. getAbstract recommends this concise work to policy makers and to the broader group of readers looking for good reasoning about economic structures.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What concerns critics have about regulatory uncertainty,
  • What the evidence shows regarding such uncertainty, and
  • What economic factors actually affect job and business growth.


Considerable debate focuses on the impact of regulation on economic growth. Government opponents suggest that even “proposed regulations” create uncertainty and keep businesses from investing. Other critics say that current regulation is excessive and that its weight keeps companies from hiring new ...
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The US Office of Economic Policy analyzes the factors shaping economic development. Jan Eberly is the US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for economic policy.

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