COVID-19

Regulating Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

China’s Administrative State Is Both a Blessing and a Curse

China’s Administrative State Is Both a Blessing and a Curse

China’s approach to regulatory law has both helped and hindered the government’s response to COVID-19.

Chile’s Political and Institutional Response to COVID-19

Chile’s Political and Institutional Response to COVID-19

Expanded executive power presents challenges to plans for constitutional and political reform.

Why Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Failing

Why Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Failing

In Brazil, a political crisis rages between federal and state governments as coronavirus cases keep rising.

What Makes an Emergency?

What Makes an Emergency?

Curbing executive overreach requires a clear definition of “emergency” and limits on powers used to respond to crises.

Singapore’s Regulatory Response to COVID-19

Singapore’s Regulatory Response to COVID-19

The pandemic appears tailor-made for Singapore’s managerial and interventionist style of governance.

Soft Regulation and Hard Compliance in Taiwan

Soft Regulation and Hard Compliance in Taiwan

The secret to Taiwan’s successful fight against COVID-19 is its people, not its government.

Did Japan’s Lenient Lockdown Conquer the Coronavirus?

Did Japan’s Lenient Lockdown Conquer the Coronavirus?

Despite federal attempts to fight COVID-19, Japanese law prioritizes individual rights and regional autonomy.

Lessons From New Zealand’s COVID-19 Success

Lessons From New Zealand’s COVID-19 Success

The United States might well have saved many lives by following New Zealand’s science-based playbook.

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s pandemic policies struggle with the same legislative and regulatory challenges as traditional laws.

It Is Time for the Fed to Stop Bank Shareholder Payouts

It Is Time for the Fed to Stop Bank Shareholder Payouts

The Federal Reserve should order banks to preserve capital by retaining earnings and halting all shareholder payouts.

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Decades-long efforts in Vietnam to improve local governance have kept recorded coronavirus cases low.

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Colombia lacks procedures for ensuring coordination among different levels of government.