Featured Regulatory Series of 2022

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The Regulatory Review highlights 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 2022. The series are arranged below in chronological order.

Creating an Administrative System for All

March 7, 2022

The Regulatory Review invited experts to comment on the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) forums on better identifying and serving underserved communities and improving public input in the rulemaking process.

Promoting Economic Justice

March 28, 2022

The Regulatory Review invited scholars and advocates to discuss the issues affecting low-income communities and the role that regulation can play in promoting economic justice to inspire readers to consider issues that affect the daily lives of vulnerable members of society. 

Race and Regulation

April 11, 2022

The Regulatory Review invited scholars to examine institutionalized and systemic racism within the U.S. regulatory system to provide a forum for scholars to call attention to the racism that remains embedded within regulatory practices, which generates far-ranging implications for daily life.

Improving Transparency and Administrative Accountability

May 16, 2022

In its 76th plenary session, ACUS published five recommendations for improvements to administrative and regulatory processes, in areas such as public access to agency proceedings and information, attorney standards in agency proceedings, and congressional oversight of agency actions. The Regulatory Review invited experts and ACUS staff who participated in developing these recommendations to share their insights.

Artificial Intelligence and Procurement

June 27, 2022

Government agencies around the world are increasingly finding opportunities to use artificial intelligence (AI) to automate and improve a variety of tasks, including adjudication and regulatory enforcement.

The Supreme Court’s 2021-2022 Regulatory Term

July 11, 2022

The Regulatory Review invited leading scholars and analysts from across the country to assess the U.S. Supreme Court’s regulatory decisions from its concluded term, including West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, and New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen


August 22, 2022

The Penn Program on Regulation launched a new curricular resource site that showcases the importance of voluntary codes and standards. The Regulatory Review published a series of essays authored by some of the principal contributors to the materials on Codes-and-Standards.org, highlighting this new resource.

Using Technology and Contractors in the Administrative State

September 6, 2022

In its 77th plenary session, ACUS published recommendations addressing how agencies should use automated technology to interact with the public, provide effective notice of regulatory changes to the public, and manage private contractors in the rulemaking process. The Regulatory Review invited ACUS staff and outside experts involved in developing these recommendations to share their insights on these issues and their importance for improving administrative government. 

Reining in Repeat Offenders

September 26, 2022

In this series of essays, Rohit Chopra, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, drew on his 2022 Distinguished Lecture on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania to argue that large institutions have repeatedly violated the law and past orders, and federal regulators should seek structural remedies that change businesses structures or alter their incentives. 

Administrative Law in Comparative Perspective

October 31, 2022

The Penn Program on Regulation organized a workshop held at the University of Pennsylvania’s law school on “Administrative Procedure Reform in Europe and the United States.” The Regulatory Review published this series of essays by participants from the workshop to extend and deepen the workshop’s international dialogue on administrative procedural reform.

A Global Regulatory Policy Outlook

December 5, 2022

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international organization comprising 38 member countries, published its third Regulatory Policy Outlook last year with analysis and recommendations about regulatory policy, government accountability, and economic performance. The Regulatory Review invited OECD staff who participated in developing the Outlook to share their insights about the contents of the report.

This page is part of a five-part series, entitled The 2022 Regulatory Year In Review.