International

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

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.