[Event] 14th Annual Symposium of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy: Regulatory Reform, Transparency, and the American Economy

Start: Friday, February 2, 2018, 8:00 AM ET
End: Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:30 PM ET

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201
Founders Hall Auditorium

Government regulation is intended to improve the efficiency of markets and protect people from harms they cannot identify or prevent on their own. But, for decades, advocates have debated whether the regulatory process and rules developed through it are too strict or too lax; whether they properly account for all the things society values; and even whether they make society better or worse off on balance. The Journal of Law, Economics & Policy’s Symposium on Regulatory Reform, Transparency, and the Economy will explore these and related questions as leading scholars and practitioners examine a number of recent regulatory proposals impacting a broad swath of the American economy – from banking and finance to energy and the environment, and from employment law to the internet economy. Speakers will consider and debate how well these proposals would perform their intended functions and how they might be improved.

The symposium will feature discussions of research papers prepared by experts working on the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project. The proceedings of the Conference will be published in a special symposium issue of George Mason’s Journal of Law, Economics & Policy.

To view the Symposium agenda, please click here.

Charles “Chuck” Cooper
Founder and Chairman, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

Todd J. Zywicki
Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

Deepak Gupta
Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler PLLC

David C. Vladeck
A.B. Chettle Chair in Civil Procedure, Georgetown University Law Center

Paolo Saguato
Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Stewart Baker
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP

Justin “Gus” Hurwitz
Assistant Professor of Law, Nebraska College of Law

Alan Butler
Senior Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Brenda Leong
Senior Counsel and Director of Strategy, Future of Privacy Forum

Sandra Aistars
Clinical Professor and Senior Scholar and Director of Copyright, George Mason University

Philip K. Howard
Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP and Founder & Chair, Common Good

James C. Cooper
Associate Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School

Clark Neily
Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute

Ryan Nunn
Policy Director, The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution

Gabriel Scheffler
Regulation Fellow, Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania Law School

John Yun
Associate Professor of Law and Director of Economic Education at the Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

C. Boyden Gray
Amb. C. Boyden Gray
Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates

Adam J. White
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Robert Glicksman
J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, George Washington University Law School

Nathan D. Richardson
Assistant Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law

Caroline Cecot
Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

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