International

How China Outsmarted the WTO

How China Outsmarted the WTO

China uses regulation to protect state-owned companies and increase authoritarian rule.

China’s Finance Ministry Permits Local Municipal Bond Offerings

China’s Finance Ministry Permits Local Municipal Bond Offerings

Trial program hopes to address local government debt problems.

The Rise of Eurolegalism

The Rise of Eurolegalism

Europe is increasingly adopting its own form of adversarial legalism.

Activists Raise Concerns about Enforcement of UK Bribery Act

Activists Raise Concerns about Enforcement of UK Bribery Act

Initial conviction under new law may not stem criticisms of government enforcement policies.

The Costly Effects of Regulatory Burdens

The Costly Effects of Regulatory Burdens

Countries should follow the North American lead in requiring cost-benefit analyses of new regulations.

House Holds Hearing on the Impact of an EU Privacy Regulation

House Holds Hearing on the Impact of an EU Privacy Regulation

European privacy protection raises questions about optimal level of regulation.

European Court of Justice Considers Carbon Restrictions on Foreign Airlines

European Court of Justice Considers Carbon Restrictions on Foreign Airlines

Legality of EU environmental regulation challenged under international law.

Australian Commission Seeks Comments on Regulatory Evaluation Methods

Australian Commission Seeks Comments on Regulatory Evaluation Methods

Productivity Commission to report on prioritizing, evaluating regulatory reform.

Europe’s E. coli Outbreak:  The EU Food Safety Regime Under Stress

Europe’s E. coli Outbreak: The EU Food Safety Regime Under Stress

A rare strain of E. coli raises tensions and questions over the EU response.

The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Private international organizations increasingly set the rules for business activity around the world, but domestic institutions still matter even in setting global rules.

United States and EU Reduce Reliance on Credit Rating Agencies

United States and EU Reduce Reliance on Credit Rating Agencies

The SEC eliminates references to CRA ratings from its rules, while the EU increases its oversight of CRAs.

Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Generates Debate Over American Preparedness

Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Generates Debate Over American Preparedness

Lawmakers study the nuclear disaster in Japan and debate the necessity of improvements to American nuclear safety.