From the Faculty Chair

Joseph Aldy headshot.

Regulatory policy affects every facet of the global society, from financial markets to manufacturing, telecommunications to transportation, biotechnology to energy. The Regulatory Policy Program brings rigorous, balanced analysis to bear on important policy problems and on different regulatory strategies to solve them.
As part of Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Regulatory Policy Program draws together an impressive group of faculty from across Harvard University. RPP's faculty not only make significant contributions in the scholarly fields of law, economics, and political science, but also play important roles in crafting regulatory policy at all levels of government.

Faculty at RPP have, among other things, helped shape policy developments in the privatization and deregulation of important sectors such as electricity, railroads, and telecommunications; contributed to the use of market-based instruments for environmental protection; developed risk management strategies used by government agencies around the world; estimated the benefits of reducing mortality risk employed by an array of Federal agencies; and created and evaluated innovative strategies to leverage both the public and private sectors in the pursuit of public goals.

The Regulatory Policy Program fosters and disseminates research and engages current and future leaders in the public and private sectors. With a legacy of groundbreaking work on regulation, RPP continues to move forward to frame and lead the next generation of regulatory policies throughout the world. We invite you to use the resources available on our website and to engage with us in our efforts to study and improve regulatory policies and institutions. If you should be in the vicinity of the Harvard campus, please come to one of our regulation seminars. You can find a listing of upcoming seminars on the "seminar" tab on this website.

Joseph Aldy
Faculty Chair