Public Citizen and the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards convened panels of regulatory experts.
OECD report calls for agency independence to serve as a bulwark against breakdowns in the regulatory process.
Learn about the history of regulatory capture, its effect on public policy, and remedies for addressing corruption.
According to experts on a recent panel, identifying, measuring, and tackling capture should be a top priority for government.
Regulatory capture is hard to pin down, its elusiveness stemming from four principal factors.
Rent-seeking and profit-seeking behavior provide valuable insights into the concept of regulatory capture.
Regulatory capture’s antecedents in political thought—which date back to ancient Greece—inform the modern concept.
Enforcement decisions are oft-overlooked, yet such decisions merit heightened scrutiny if regulatory capture is to be reined in.
These two forms of regulatory capture require different solutions.
Prosecutions of individual corporate criminals can, in fact, be successful—and are critical for attaining justice.
Regulatory capture, neither inevitable nor a death trap for agencies, must be reduced to advance public policy goals.
Holding companies accountable for crimes is essential, yet more must be done to end “too big to jail” concerns.