2018 JLEP Symposium: 21st Century Business Models Meet 20th Century Regulation
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 explored these and related questions as leading scholars and practitioners examined 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 considered and debated how well these proposals would perform their intended functions and how they might be improved.
The symposium featured discussions of research papers prepared by experts working on the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project. The proceedings of the Conference were published in a special symposium issue of George Mason’s Journal of Law, Economics & Policy.
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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Program
University of Nebraska College of Law
Senior Counsel and Director of Strategy
Future of Privacy Forum
Clinical Professor and Senior Scholar and Director of Copyright
George Mason University
Journal of Law, Economics & Policy