[Fourth Branch] Can Regulations Come With Unintended Costs?

While the goals of regulations are often admirable, regulations may come with unintended consequences. Sometimes, regulations can hurt those they were intended to benefit. Susan Dudley, Director of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, discusses these unintended costs and her work at the Regulatory Studies Center.

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Differing Views:

RTP Paper: “Government Regulation: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly”

Fourth Branch Video: “Regulation from Washington: Exploring Unseen Costs”

“The Cumulative Cost of Regulations” by Bentley Coffey, Patrick McLaughlin, and Pietro Peretto 

“Government Regulation: Costs Lower, Benefits Greater Than Industry Estimates” by the Pew Charitable Trusts



Susan Dudley
Director, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center


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