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Remembering James Q. Wilson

Remembering James Q. Wilson

The Penn Program on Regulation celebrates the life and work of scholar James Q. Wilson.

A Simple Solution to Ineffective Regulations

A Simple Solution to Ineffective Regulations

Two CPSC Commissioners explain how to improve consumer product safety regulation.

Jim Wilson: From Human Nature to Middle Initials

Jim Wilson: From Human Nature to Middle Initials

Jim Wilson continues to influence my professional career in unintended but delightful ways.

James Q. Wilson and Evidence-Based Government

James Q. Wilson and Evidence-Based Government

Evidence-based research was the crux of James Q. Wilson’s approach to government policy.

Grounded: Not Only in Ideas, But in Reality

Grounded: Not Only in Ideas, But in Reality

Prof. Wilson was much more than a dissertation adviser.

Unbalanced Retrospective Regulatory Review

Unbalanced Retrospective Regulatory Review

Despite their potential, current retrospective reviews do not yet provide substantive reforms.

Where Have All the Wilsons Gone?

Where Have All the Wilsons Gone?

The best chances for the continuation of Jim’s tradition exist among public administration and public policy scholars more than among political scientists.

What Happens in Real Bureaucracies

What Happens in Real Bureaucracies

Wilson’s Bureaucracy course at Harvard was the beginning of a lifelong professional relationship.

James Q. Wilson:  An Appreciation

James Q. Wilson: An Appreciation

All of us who knew James Q. Wilson have much to be grateful for.

PPR Hosts Washington Workshop on Economic Impacts of Regulation

PPR Hosts Washington Workshop on Economic Impacts of Regulation

Roundtable in Washington D.C. focuses on analyzing regulatory impacts on employment.

The First Step: Let’s Kill All the Regulations

The First Step: Let’s Kill All the Regulations

Romney’s strongest reform proposals would dramatically change regulation in the U.S.

Strong Politics, Weak Prospects

Strong Politics, Weak Prospects

Romney’s plan is a promising political statement, but its practical suggestions fall short.