Featured Regulatory Series of 2020

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The Regulatory Review revisits its series published over the past year.

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Throughout the year, The Regulatory Review highlights key regulatory debates and developments by publishing series of essays grouped around a single topic. We are pleased to highlight all eleven series published by The Regulatory Review in 2020. The series are arranged below in chronological order.

Reinvigorating Congressional Reauthorization

March 2, 2020

In a forthcoming law review article, “Delegation and Time,” Jonathan Adler and Christopher Walker argue that Congress needs to revisit laws on a regular basis through a process of reauthorization at regular intervals. The Regulatory Review invited leading scholars from around the country to comment on their idea.

The Value of the Value of a Statistical Life

March 16, 2020

Earlier this year, The Regulatory Review published an essay by James Broughel entitled “Rethinking the Value of a Statistical Life.” We received a response from W. Kip Viscusi and then facilitated a short exchange between the two authors, giving Broughel the customary last word—at least in this series.

Creating Incentives for Regulatory Comprehensibility

March 30, 2020

In her recent book with Will Walker, Incomprehensible!, Wendy Wagner diagnoses the problem of regulatory incomprehensibility and offers a possible framework for reducing the problem. The Regulatory Review invited thought leaders to comment on Wagner’s analysis and her suggested solution.

Comparing Nations’ Responses to COVID-19

April 20 2020

To offer our readers insight into the administrative law and regulatory dimensions of the global response to COVID-19, The Regulatory Review launched this special series focused on different approaches to mitigating public health and economic harms around the world.

Debating the Repercussions of Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda

May 25, 2020

In 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13,771, which created a regulatory constraint requiring federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new significant regulation issued. But just how effective have these regulatory budgeting efforts been?

Seeking to Improve Administrative Transparency and Expertise

June 29, 2020

These essays on the Administrative Conference of the United States’ most recent recommendations highlight how modest adjustments in the ways that federal agencies operate might improve administrative government.

The Supreme Court’s 2019-2020 Regulatory Term

July 20, 2020

The Regulatory Review invited leading scholars and analysts from across the country to assess the U.S. Supreme Court’s regulatory decisions from its recently concluded term.

Analyzing COVID-19 Policymaking

August 12, 2020

In this series of essays, The Regulatory Review features leading experts discussing how policymakers should analyze options about when and how the United States should close businesses and schools, as well as reopen them and relax social distancing and quarantine requirements.

Celebrating The Regulatory Review’s Tenth Anniversary

September 28, 2020

To commemorate The Review’s first decade of publishing, we asked both leading regulatory scholars and distinguished regulatory leaders to reflect on regulatory changes and developments over the past ten years, or to share their insights into the future of regulatory law and policy.

Racism, Regulation, and the Administrative State

October 26, 2020

In an effort to continue conversations about racial justice and inequality, in this series leading scholars address the ways in which institutionalized and systemic racism pervade the modern administrative state and the legal profession.

Thirty Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

December 7, 2020

In this series, scholars reflect on the impact and unfinished legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark law that seeks to protect people with disabilities against discrimination in areas such as employment, transportation, and public and private accommodations.

This page is part of a four-part series, entitled The 2020 Regulatory Year in Review.