Regulatory Politics

Assessing Stigler’s Economic Theory of Regulation

Assessing Stigler’s Economic Theory of Regulation

Despite its flaws and limitations, Stigler’s seminal article on the theory of economic regulation offers important lessons.

Protecting Adjudicators From Political Threats

Protecting Adjudicators From Political Threats

Scholars argue that federal administrative law judges need more insulation from political pressures.

A Decade of Political Swings, and Consistency

A Decade of Political Swings, and Consistency

Presidential administrations have taken dramatically different approaches to regulation over the last ten years.

Many Shades of the Green New Deal

Many Shades of the Green New Deal

Democratic primary candidates are competing to define the scale and scope of climate action.

The Ideological Origins of Deregulation

The Ideological Origins of Deregulation

Much support for government deregulation originates from left-wing thought.

Donald Trump, the “Workers’ Party” Candidate, on Regulation

Donald Trump, the “Workers’ Party” Candidate, on Regulation

Experts argue that Donald Trump’s focus on jobs and worker impacts instead of the application of the net social benefits test is imprudent.

Making Profits by Disrupting the Regulatory Status Quo

Making Profits by Disrupting the Regulatory Status Quo

Scholar explains the rise and expansion of startups that push the regulatory envelope.

The Elusiveness of Regulatory Capture

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

Exploring Regulatory Capture’s Unanswered Questions

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

Finding the Middle Ground in Regulatory Reform

Finding the Middle Ground in Regulatory Reform

Commentator offers ideas for regulatory reform with bipartisan appeal.

Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Codes

Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Codes

Innovative approaches to energy efficient buildings can inform how to make progress in other regulatory areas, even in tough times.

Regulating the Settler-in-Chief

Regulating the Settler-in-Chief

When it comes to brokering settlements, presidential power may need to be regulated.