Regulatory Year in Review: 2012

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We celebrate the regulatory news, analysis, and opinion developments of 2012.

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With the regulatory stories of 2012 coming to an end, The Regulatory Review would like to take this opportunity to reflect back on what has been a year of significant regulatory developments in the United States and throughout the world.  Here, we present the top 50 The Regulatory Review essays of the past twelve months, based on the number of unique page views.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, both domestic and abroad, for demonstrating a continued interest in the regulatory news, analysis, and opinion that The Regulatory Review publishes.


Regulatory News: Year in Review

Featuring News posts by The Regulatory Review staff, including: “From Food to Fracking: Guar Gum and International Regulation” by Ram Narayan, “Senate Bills Aim to Help Graduates in STEM Fields Get Green Cards” by Vanessa Kurzweil, “Google’s New Privacy Policy Provokes New Questions” by Margaret Miceli, and more.

Regulatory Analysis: Year in Review

Featuring Analysis posts by regulatory law experts, including: “The Final Days of the Office of Thrift Supervision” by David Zaring (Wharton), “Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis: Social Welfare Functions, Fair Distribution, and Policymaking” by Matthew D. Adler (Duke), “Patents, Patients, and Profits: Winners and Losers in Drug Patent Challenges” by Bhaven Sampat (Columbia), and more.

Regulatory Opinion: Year in Review

Featuring Opinion posts by regulatory law experts, including: “The Justices and the Individual Mandate” by Ilya Somin (George Mason), “Time to Discard the Precautionary Principle at the CPSC” by Nancy A. Nord (CPSC), “Obama’s Reforms Give States a Shot at Coming Out Winners” by Gillian E. Metzger (Columbia), and more.