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Cary Coglianese

Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science; Director, Penn Program on Regulation

Cary Coglianese

Cary Coglianese specializes in the study of administrative law and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative processes and strategies and the role of public participation, technology, and business-government relations in policy-making. His books include Achieving Regulatory Excellence (Brookings Institution Press, 2016); Does Regulation Kill Jobs? (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014); Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence of US Regulation (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012); Import Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009); Regulation and Regulator Processes (Ashgate, 2007); and Leveraging the Private Sector: Management-Based Strategies for Improving Environmental Performance (Routledge, 2006). Continue reading…

Books

ACHIEVING REGULATORY EXCELLENCE (ed., Brookings 2016).
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LISTENING, LEARNING, LEADING: A FRAMEWORK FOR REGULATORY EXCELLENCE [2015].

DOES REGULATION KILL JOBS? (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press 2013) (ed. with Adam Finkel & Chris Carrigan).
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REGULATORY BREAKDOWN? THE CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE IN U.S. REGULATION (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012)
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IMPORT SAFETY: REGULATORY GOVERNANCE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2009) (with Adam Finkel & David Zaring).
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Articles and Book Chapters

Whither the Regulatory “War on Coal”? Scapegoats, Saviors, and Stock Market Reactions. 47 ECOLOGY L. Q. 1 (2020) (with Daniel E. Walters).

Management-Based Regulation, in POLICY INSTRUMENTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (Kenneth R. Richards and Josephine van Zeben, eds., Edward Elgar 2020) (with Shana Starobin).

Litigating EPA Rules: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of Environmental Rulemaking in the Courts, 70 CASE W. RES. L. REV. 1007 (2020) (with Daniel E. Walters).

Illuminating Regulatory Guidance, 9 MICH. J. ENVTL. & ADMIN. L. 243 (2020).

The Challenge of Regulatory Excellence (June 26, 2020), in ACHIEVING REGULATORY EXCELLENCE (Cary Coglianese, ed., Brookings Institution Press).; U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-19.

Pledging, Populism, and the Paris Agreement: The Paradox of a Management-Based Approach to Global Governance. 34 MD. J. INT'L L. 139 (2020).

Dimensions of Delegation, 167 U. PA. L. REV. 1849 (2019).

Private Standards and the Benzene Case: A Teaching Guide, 71 ADMIN. L. REV. 355 (2019).

Transparency and Algorithmic Governance. 71 ADMIN. L. REV. 1 (2019) (with David Lehr).

Optimizing Regulation for an Optimizing Economy, 4 U. PA. J.L. & PUB. AFF. 1 (2018).

Improving Regulatory Analysis at Independent Agencies, 67 AM. U. L. REV. 733 (2018).

Chevron's Interstitial Steps, 85 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 1339 (2017).

What Congress’s Repeal Efforts Can Teach Us About Regulatory Reform, 3 ADMIN. L. REV. ACCORD 43 (2017) (with Gabriel Scheffler).

The Emptiness of Decisional Limits: Reconceiving Presidential Control of the Administrative State, 69 ADMIN. L. REV. 43 (2017).

Regulating by Robot: Administrative Decision Making in the Machine-Learning Era, 105 GEO. L.J. 1147 (2017) (with David Lehr).

The Limits of Performance-Based Regulation, 50 U. MICH. J.L. REFORM 525 (2017).

The Law of the Test: Performance-Based Regulation and Diesel Emissions Control, 34 YALE J. ON REG. 33 (2017) (with Jennifer Nash).

Separation of Powers Legitimacy: An Empirical Inquiry into Norms about Executive Power, 164 U. PA. L. REV. 1869 (2016) (with Kirstin Firth).

Motivating Without Mandates? The Role of Voluntary Programs in Environmental Governance, in DECISION MAKING IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (Lee Paddock, Robert Glicksman, & Nicholas S. Bryner eds., Elgar 2016) (with Jennifer Nash).

Agenda-Setting in the Regulatory State: Theory and Evidence, 68 ADMIN. L. REV. 865 (2016) (with Daniel E. Walters).

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Working Papers

AI in Adjudication and Administration (November 3, 2020), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-41; BROOK. L. REV. (forthcoming) (with Lavi Ben Dor). (forthcoming)
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Deregulatory Deceptions: Reviewing the Trump Administration’s Claims About Regulatory Reform (November 1, 2020), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-44; THE REGULATORY REVIEW, November 1, 2020 (with Natasha Sarin & Stuart Shapiro). (forthcoming)
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Influence Through Intimidation: Evidence from Business Lobbying and the Regulatory Process (October 10, 2020), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-40 (with Alex Acs). (forthcoming)
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Unrules (September 26, 2020), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-37; STAN. L. REV. (forthcoming) (with Gabriel Scheffler & Daniel E. Walters). (forthcoming)
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Law as Scapegoat (August 4, 2020), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-24; based on a keynote lecture delivered in the fall of 2019 in Rome at the International Association of Legislation’s conference on “The Crisis of Confidence in Legislation.” (forthcoming)
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Deploying Machine Learning for a Sustainable Future (May 28, 2020), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-17. (forthcoming)
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Compliance Management Systems: Do They Make a Difference? (May 7, 2020). in CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF COMPLIANCE (D. Daniel Sokol & Benjamin van Rooij eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).; U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-35 (with Jennifer Nash). (forthcoming)
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Solving the Congressional Review Act’s Conundrum (March 16, 2020), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-15. (forthcoming)
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The Law and Economics of Risk Regulation, in WILEY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCE (James J. Cochran ed.) (forthcoming). (forthcoming)
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Social Science and the Analysis of Environmental Policy (February 7, 2020), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-12 (with Shana Starobin). (forthcoming)
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Research Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Conflict and Disputing
  • Government
  • Regulation
  • Regulatory Policymaking

Positions

Penn School of Arts & Sciences – Professor of Political Science (2006- )

Penn Program on Regulation – Director (2006- )

Penn Law – Deputy Dean (2009-10); Associate Dean (2008-09); Edward B. Shils Professor of Law (2006- )

Harvard – Senior Research Fellow (2006-07); Associate Professor of Public Policy (1998-2006); Assistant Professor of Public Policy (1994-98)

Visiting Professor – Vanderbilt, Penn Law, Stanford

Wharton School Risk Management & Decision Processes Center – Research Fellow (2006- )

Professional Activities

Co-Chair, Rulemaking Committee, American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2010-

Member, Editorial Board, Regulation & Governance, 2009-

Council Member, American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2007-2010

Council Member, American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2007-2010

Member, American Bar Association Committee on the Status & Future of Federal E-Rule-making, 2007 -2008

Testimony – Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Service, 2006

Member, Publications Committee, Law & Society Association, 2006-

Editorial Board – International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2005 -

Editor, Regulation & Governance (international, peer-reviewed journal), 2005-2008

Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Policy Analysis

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