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Regulatory Analysis and Decision-Making

2020 Executive Education Certificate Program

May 19 – 22, 2020 | Philadelphia, PA


Who Should Attend

This executive program is intended for any executive or professional who interacts with regulatory decisions. It is well-suited for executives or professionals from around the world who work with regulation at the local, state, provincial, regional, national, or international levels, whether from business or government. Professionals from independent regulatory organizations, government ministries or departments, law firms, corporations, insurance companies, advocacy organizations, and non-profit institutions will gain and refine essential skills. In addition to benefiting from the expertise of Penn Law’s renowned faculty, participants will have the opportunity to network with one another and learn from shared experiences.


Through this interactive program, you will:

  • Develop your capacity to use core analytical tools essential for making, assessing, and responding to regulatory decisions.
  • Ground yourself in the major concepts and techniques used to inform and improve decision-making across all areas of economic and social regulation. 
  • Enhance your capabilities within your professional setting to establish, implement, enforce, influence, or comply with regulations. 
  • Strengthen your ability to draw on analytical techniques when providing internal or external input into regulatory development, review, and modification.


Sample Program Schedule*

Regulatory Analysis and Decision-Making

May 19–22, 2020



May 19


May 20


May 21


May 22

Morning Session 1

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Framework for Regulatory Analysis and Decisions  Analytic and Decision-Making Criteria Conducting Retrospective Analysis Risk-Based Decision-Making and Performance Management

Morning Session 2

10:30 a.m. –12 p.m.

Defining and Dissecting Regulatory Problems Benefit-Cost Analysis Statistical Analysis for Regulation Achieving Regulatory Excellence

Afternoon Session 1

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Identifying and Designing Regulatory Solutions Distributional Analysis  Risk Analysis and Uncertainty   

Afternoon Session 2

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Regulatory Instrument Choice Enforcement and Compliance Strategies   Application: Analyzing Employment Impacts  

*Representative curriculum. Schedule serves as an example of topics covered by the program.  

Program Fee

Private sector professionals: $2,595

Government agencies & non-profit entities: $2,295**

**A limited amount of financial aid is available to qualified applicants from the public sector. For more information, please send a request to .

Registration Deadlines

Early bird registration: February 1, 2020 ($250 off program fee)

Final deadline: April 1, 2020 

Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE)

This program is pending approval for 21.0 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. MCLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. If you have any questions regarding CLE, please email us at

Contact Us

Questions about the program, financial aid, and the registration process can be directed to


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