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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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Frankel on the Economy (interview with Tom Keene, podcast, Bloomberg) 7/22/2008
New Book: Malcolm K. Sparrow on The Character of Harms 6/2008
Robert Lawrence co-edits Enabling Global Trade report for the World Economic Forum,
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
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
Lucian Arye Bebchuk and Zvika Neeman on “Investor Protection and Interest Group Politics,” Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 603, 11/2007
New Book: Robert N. Stavins on Architectures for Agreement: Addressing Global Climate Change in the Post-Kyoto World, 9/21/2007
Tom Healey on “Sarbox Was the Right Medicine”, 08/09/2007
Frederick Schauer on “Ambivalence about the Law”, 02/07/2007
New Book: Coglianese and Nash on Leveraging the Private Sector, 09/10/2006
RPP Convenes Corporate Governance Dialogue, 05/09/2006
William Hogan Receives Prestigious IAEE Award, 04/07/2006
John Ruggie Named UN Special Representative, 08/01/2005
Elizabeth Keating Conference: Promoting Financial Stewardship in the Public Sector, 04/01/2005
John Ruggie on the UN's Oil for Food Program, 12/08/2004
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
Henry Lee on Energy Policy and Election 2004, 05/12/2004
Lucian Bebchuk selected as Guggenheim Fellow, 04/08/2004
Penny Collenette on Whistle Blowers, 03/05/2004
James K. Hammitt on "Balancing Lives Against Lucre", 02/25/2004
Alan Altshuler Receives Prestigious Award, 01/07/2004
Steven Kelman on 'Cronyism' in Iraq, 11/06/2003
Lucian Bebchuk on Making Directors Accountable, 11/01/2003
New Book: Frederick Schauer on Profiles, Probabilities, and Stereotypes, 10/20/2003
Regulatory Policy Program Fall 2003 News, 10/01/2003
New Book: Alan Altshuler on Mega-Projects, 09/08/2003
New Book: Tony Gomez-Ibanez on Regulating Infrastructure, 08/28/2003
Bill Hogan on Electricity as a Federal Issue, 08/18/2003
Thomas Healey on America's Pension Crisis, 07/22/2003
RPP Launches Web Portal on E-Rulemaking, 07/22/2003
Robert Stavins on Trading in Fishing Rights, 04/28/2003
RPP Dialogue: The Perils of Whistleblowing, 04/24/2003
Elena Kagan Named Dean of Harvard Law School, 04/03/2003
RPP Co-Sponsors Kennedy School Forum on “Corporate Fraud and Rattled Investors”, 09/16/2002
RPP Organizes Workshop on Performance-Based Regulation, 05/13/2002
RPP Co-Sponsors Kennedy School Forum on “Enron: Causes, Effects, and Cures”, 03/18/2002
RPP Co-Sponsors Policy Workshop on the Role of Science and Economics in Setting Environmental Standards, Washington, DC., 05/31/2001
RPP Co-Sponsors Conference on Voluntary, Collaborative and Information-Based Policies, 05/10/2001