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
European privacy protection raises questions about optimal level of regulation.
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
Productivity Commission to report on prioritizing, evaluating regulatory reform.
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
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
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
Lawmakers study the nuclear disaster in Japan and debate the necessity of improvements to American nuclear safety.
PPR Panel on Outsourcing National Security
Two prominent scholars discuss the federal government’s reliance on private firms to carry out national defense functions.
Davos World Economic Forum Focuses on Transparency
Davos World Economic Forum generates support for government transparency, but divides remain over private sector transparency.