News

2013

Understanding Regulation's Impact on Employment. Joseph Aldy, Faculty Chair of the Regulatory Policy Program, and Lisa Robinson, RPP Fellow, share their research on Capitol Hill.  9/16/13.

It's a Bad Idea to Label Genetically Modified Food.  Cass R. Sunstein, RPP affiliate, in Akron Beacon Journal Online.  May 16, 2013.

Saving Money with Environmental Regulation.  Joseph Aldy, Faculty Chair of the Regulatory Policy Program, discusses OMB's report on the costs and benefits of environmental regulation.  Living on Earth, 5/10/2013.

The Health Effects of Coal Electricity Generation in India: Implications for Pollution Regulation.
Maureen Cropper, Distinguished University Professor of Economics, University of Maryland. Read the HKS News story on this seminar, 2/28/2013.

Reinforcing Regulatory Regimes: How States, Civil Society, and Codes of Conduct Promote Adherence to Global Labor Standards.
Michael W. Toffel, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School. Read the Summary of this seminar, 2/14/2013.

{back to top}

2012

Deciding by Default. Cass R. Sunstein, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. Read the HKS News story about this seminar, 11/29/12.

Mandatory Regulatory Review at Independent Agencies. Nancy Nord, Commissioner, US Consumer Products Safety Commission. Read the HKS News story about this seminar, 11/15/12.

Michael W. Toffel (RPP faculty affiliate) and Glen Dowell, Toxics Release Inventory: A Case Study in Information Disclosure. RegBlog of the Penn Program on Regulation, 10/22/2012.

Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation. Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science and Director of the Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Matthew Baum, Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications, Harvard Kennedy School; and Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School. Read the HKS News story about this seminar, 10/11/2012.

The SO2 Allowance Trading System: The Ironic History of Grand Policy Experience. Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Havard Kennedy School. Read the story in the Harvard Gazette about this event 9/13/2012.

Joseph Aldy, Art Fraas, and Randy Lutter, Financial Regulation sans Analysis. Politico op-ed, 6/20/12.

Financial Regulatory Reform: Innovation in Regulatory Design and Implementation. Diana Farrell, Director, McKinsey Center for Government. Read the story about this event 4/12/12.

On the Quality of Economic Analysis at Independent Financial Regulatory Agencies. Randall Lutter, Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future. Read the story about this event 4/5/12.

Stressed Out: Macroprudential Principles for Stress Testing, Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Read the story about this event 3/20/12.

Regulation, Unemployment, and Cost-Benefit Analysis, Eric Posner, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, University of Chicago. Read the story about this event 3/8/12.

Taxing Gasoline: How Consumer Behavior is Affected, Erich Muehlegger, HKS Associate Professor of Public Policy, 3/5/2012

Regulating the Shadow Banking System. Andrew Metrick, Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and Management, Yale School of Management. Read the story about this event 3/1/12.

Reviving Regulatory Reform. Christopher DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute. Read the story about this event 2/23/12.

{back to top}

2011

Promoting Safety, Protecting the Environment, and Conserving Offshore Resources through Vigorous Regulatory Oversight and Enforcement. Michael R. Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmetnal Enforcement, US Department of Interior. Read the story about this event. 12/8/11.

Countdown to Rio + 20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development is six months away. What are the main issues at stake? Diplomats and an NGO leader engaged in the process share their perspectives.  Read the story about this event. 11/10/11.

The Economics of Housing Finance Reform Regulation. Seminar with David S. Scharfstein, Edmund Cogswell Converse Professor of Finance and Banking, Harvard Business School. Read the news story about this event and Prof. Scharfstein's working paper. 11/3/11.

Making Markets Work Better: Student Experiences in Regulatory Policy. This panel discussion highlighted the role that Harvard students have played in shaping regulatory policy in DC and internationally.  Read the news story about this event. 10/28/11.

Two recent Regulatory Policy Program working papers analyze how to improve policies related to deepwater oil and gas drilling. Read a synthesis of these papers.

Regulatory Capture: A New Look at an Old Problem. David Moss, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School, discussed his forthcoming book on regulatory capture at an RPP regulation seminar. Read the news story about this event on 10/20/11.

{back to top}

2008

Jeffrey Frankel on the Economy (interview with Tom Keene, podcast, Bloomberg) 7/22/2008 

Archon Fung on “A Modest Proposal for Popular Election Supervision,” 7/03/2008

New Book:  Malcolm K. Sparrow on The Character of Harms 6/2008

David Lazer quoted in the Wall Street Journal on DNA and the Criminal Justice System, 06/19/08

Robert Lawrence co-edits Enabling Global Trade report for the World Economic Forum,
6/18/08

Robert N. Stavins and Joseph E. Aldy on “Climate Policy Architectures for the Post-Kyoto World,”  5/2008

Robert N. Stavins et al. on "Corporate Social Responsibility Through An Economic Lens,"  5/2008

David Lazer research highlighted in the PBS show, Religion and Ethics Weekly, 5/22/08

Lucian Bebchuk on “Shareholder Rights and the DGCL,”  Spring 2008

New Book:  Max Bazerman and Michael Watkins on Predictable Surprises, Harvard Business School Press, 4/16/2008

RPP hosts EPA and state environmental protection officials for dialogue on the role of performance-based environmental regulation, 3/11-12/2008

David Lazer Science Magazine article on DNA cited in the Wall Street Journal "The Gene Police," 2/28/08

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger’s and David Lazer’s book, "Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government", is highlighted in The Economist,  2/14/2008.  The book, already in its second printing, has been repeatedly ranked among the Top 50 public administration books overall.

William Hogan on Electricity Market Hybrids:  Mixed Market Design,  Regulation And Investment,  (Keynote Presentation, La Asociación Española para la Economía Energética (AEEE), Bilbao, Spain), 1/17/2008

{back to top}

2007

William Hogan, with co-authors Paul R. Gribik and Susan L. Pope, on “Market-Clearing Electricity Prices and Energy Uplift,” 12/31/2007

David Lazer quoted in NPR articles Legal Limits Murky for Use of 'Discarded' DNA and Police Use DNA to Track Suspects Through Family,12/12/07

Robert N. Stavins on Addressing Climate Change with a Comprehensive U.S. Cap-and-Trade System,” 11/09/2007

Lucian Arye Bebchuk and Zvika Neeman on “Investor Protection and Interest Group Politics,” Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 603, 11/2007

M-RCBG celebrates 25th anniversary with focus on regulation 10/23-24/2008

New Book: Robert N. Stavins on Architectures for Agreement: Addressing Global Climate Change in the Post-Kyoto World, 9/21/2007

Robert Lawrence on “International Organizations: The Challenge of Aligning Mission, Means and Legitimacy,” 9/2007

F. M. Scherer on Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry, 09/17/2007

New Book: Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and David Lazer on Governance and Information Technology, 09/2007

Tom Healey on “Sarbox Was the Right Medicine”, 08/09/2007

Henry Lee on Policy Options for Reducing Oil Consumption and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions from the U.S. Transportation Sector, 07/05/2007

Rob Stavins to Lead the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, 06/07/2007

John Ruggie's UN Mandate Supported in G8 Summit Communique (paragraph 84), 5/2007

New Book: Archon Fung, Mary Graham, and David Weil on Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency, 5/2007

New Book: Elaine Kamarck on The End of Government as We Know It: Making Public Policy Work, 5/2007

Peter H. Schuck and Richard J. Zeckhauser on "Good Programs vs. Bad Apples", 3/26/2007

Frederick Schauer on “Ambivalence about the Law”, 02/07/2007

Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash Review EPA’s Performance Track Program; Report Chronicled in SocialFunds, 1/10/2007

Roger Porter on Former President Gerald Ford, "Ford Fostered Civility and Decency", 1/3/2007

{back to top}

2006

2005

2004

John Ruggie on the UN's Oil for Food Program, 12/08/2004

David Lazer and Swapping the Secrets of the Double Helix, 12/01/2004

Cary Coglianese and Others Offer Recommendations to OMB on the New Federal Docket System, 11/11/2004

Robert Stavins Appointed to EPA's Science Advisory Board, 11/04/2004

New Book: David Lazer on DNA and the Criminal Justice System, 11/01/2004

New Book: Lucian Bebchuk on Pay without Performance, 11/01/2004

New Book: Sheila Jasanoff on Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance, 10/25/2004

RPP Releases Report on the Proper Role of Government in Corporate Governance, 10/07/2004

William Rosenberg Releases Report on IGCC Coal Generation, 07/26/2004

Robert Stavins on Environmental Policy and Election 2004, 07/22/2004

Thomas Healey on Social Security's Surprising Turn, 06/25/2004

Federal Computer Week, "Harvard Suggests Improvements for Regulations.gov", 06/14/2004

John Ruggie Advises on UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, 06/09/2004

RPP's Corporate Governance Initiative holds Conference on the Corporate Crisis and Implications for Government, 06/02/2004

Center for Business and Government hosts conference on "The Role of Government in Corporate Governance", 05/27/2004

RPP Releases E-Rulemaking Report to National Science Foundation, 05/21/2004

Henry Lee on Energy Policy and Election 2004, 05/12/2004

William Hogan on the U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force Report, 04/19/2004

Lucian Bebchuk selected as Guggenheim Fellow, 04/08/2004

Thomas Healey: The Best Safeguard Against Financial Scandal, 03/12/2004

Penny Collenette on Whistle Blowers, 03/05/2004

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative sponsored a Forum on "The Public Role of Private Enterprise", 03/04/2004

James K. Hammitt on "Balancing Lives Against Lucre", 02/25/2004

James K. Hammitt Appointed Director of Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, 02/24/2004

Alan Altshuler Receives Prestigious Award, 01/07/2004

{back to top}

2003

2002

2001