Regulating Risk

How Much of an Income Drop Will Take a Life?

Policymakers should consider the impact of their decisions on not just wealth, but also human life.

The Case for Regulating Before Harms Occur

Scholar argues that regulators should try to impose penalties before rule violations can hurt society.

Forging a Treaty in the Face of Climate Change

PPR panel addresses the risks of climate change and the realities of reaching an international agreement.

What Enabled Chile’s Remarkable Recovery from Disaster?

PPR seminar examines factors behind Chile’s bounce back from 2010 earthquake.

How Can Regulation Reduce the Risks of Fracking?

PPR seminar highlights regulatory solutions to risks of unconventional gas development.

Cancer Study’s Claims About “Bad Luck” May Undermine Preventive Regulation

Journal article blaming “bad luck” for cancer is misleading, say other scientists.

Regulating Systemic Risk

PPR seminar speaker argues that financial regulation cannot eliminate systemic risk.

Scientific Knowledge and Attitudes on Climate Change

PPR seminar discusses cultural causes of controversy.

PPR Co-Sponsors Wharton Workshop on Third Party Auditing

Special event features robust discussion on how to ensure safety with limited regulatory funds.

Fall 2010 Recap: Risk Regulation Seminar Series

Penn Program on Regulation features number of experts who discuss risk in a number of regulatory contexts.