Seminar Series

The New Directions in Regulation seminar series, organized and hosted by the Regulatory Policy Program, represents the preeminent forum in the country for engaging scholars and practitioners in an exploration of emerging trends in regulation. Since 1998, we have held more than 200 seminars, led by leading scholars from Harvard and around the world. The typical seminar brings together a diverse audience of thirty to forty participants from academia, business, and government. Many papers presented in the seminar are available in our working paper series. Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 seminar recordings can be viewed on the M-RCBG YouTube channel.

Spring 2021

Thursday, February 25, 12:00-1:00pm 
Cost-Benefit Analysis after Trump: What Does the Future Hold?  
Michael Livermore, University of Virginia School of Law 
Zoom webinar. 
Thursday, March 4, 12:00-1:00pm 
Bespoke Regulatory Review 
Bridget Dooling, George Washington University  
Zoom webinar. 

Thursday, March 11, 12:00-1:00pm  
Regulatory Review, Progressive-style:  Suggestions for the Biden-Harris Administration
Amy Sinden, Temple University Beasley School of Law 
Zoom webinar. 

 Thursday March 25, 12:00-1:00pm 
Algorithm vs. Algorithm: A Framework for Governmental use of Machine Learning  
Cary Coglianese, University of Pennsylvania School of Law  
Zoom webinar. 

 Thursday, April 1, 12:00-1:00pm 
Cryptocurrencies:  Speculative Bubble or the Future of Money?
Timothy Massad, Harvard Kennedy School   
Zoom webinar. 

Fall 2020

September 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fundamentals of Regulatory Design
Malcolm Sparrow, Professor of the Practice of Public Management, Harvard Kennedy School
Zoom webinar.

October 1, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court
Richard Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Zoom webinar.

October 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Challenges to Successful Decarbonization in the United States and Strategies to Overcome Them
Cheryl LaFleur, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University and former Chair and Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Zoom webinar.

October 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Current Priorities in Consumer Financial Protection
Kathy Kraninger, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
Zoom webinar.

November 5, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Challenges and Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy over the Next Decade
Michael Fitzpatrick, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Google
Zoom webinar.

November 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
What Do the Data Reveal about (the Absence of Black) Financial Regulators? 
Chris Brummer, Agnes N. Williams Research Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Zoom webinar.