Regulatory Capture

Hill Briefing Addresses Regulatory Challenges for Next Administration

Public Citizen and the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards convened panels of regulatory experts.

Searching for Real Regulatory Independence

OECD report calls for agency independence to serve as a bulwark against breakdowns in the regulatory process.

A Resource List on Regulatory Capture and Reform

Learn about the history of regulatory capture, its effect on public policy, and remedies for addressing corruption.

When the Rule-Makers Are Captured

According to experts on a recent panel, identifying, measuring, and tackling capture should be a top priority for government.

The Elusiveness of Regulatory Capture

Regulatory capture is hard to pin down, its elusiveness stemming from four principal factors.

Exploring Regulatory Capture’s Unanswered Questions

Rent-seeking and profit-seeking behavior provide valuable insights into the concept of regulatory capture.

Regulatory Capture, Ancient and Modern

Regulatory capture’s antecedents in political thought—which date back to ancient Greece—inform the modern concept.

Regulatory Capture in Enforcement

Enforcement decisions are oft-overlooked, yet such decisions merit heightened scrutiny if regulatory capture is to be reined in.

Old and New Capture

These two forms of regulatory capture require different solutions.

Prosecuting Corporate Criminals

Prosecutions of individual corporate criminals can, in fact, be successful—and are critical for attaining justice.

Challenges in Measuring Regulatory Capture

Regulatory capture, neither inevitable nor a death trap for agencies, must be reduced to advance public policy goals.

(Not) Prosecuting Financial Crimes

Holding companies accountable for crimes is essential, yet more must be done to end “too big to jail” concerns.