With a Ph.D in Public Policy from UC Berkeley, as well as an AB in government from Harvard University, John analyzes public policies and tries to make them more efficient and effective. Working with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, he evaluated enforcement policies, the design of data systems, as well as new health and safety standards.



Teaching and Research Areas

Mendeloff’s research focuses on these key areas:

  • Policy analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Government regulation of health and safety risks
  • Health policy



Select Publications and Funded Research

  • “The Distribution of the Costs and Benefits of OSHA Regulation,” in The Distribution of the Costs and Benefits of Regulation, ed. Cary Coglianese, forthcoming.
  • “The Arithmetic of Efficiency,” in Teaching Benefit-Cost Analysis, ed. Scott Farrow (Edward Elgar, 2018).
  • “Thirty-Five Years of OSHA Enforcement: What Have We Learned?” Annual Meeting of the International Association of Labour Inspectorates. (April 2007).



Consultancies and Public Service

  • Adjunct Staff Member, RAND Corporation
  • Member, National Occupational Research Agenda Team for the Manufacturing Sector, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Editorial Board, Regulation and Governance