RegBlog’s Next Chapter

When the Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) first established a blog on regulation nearly four years ago, it was a rather conventional blog. But PPR sought to use its project to pursue some rather unconventional aspirations: making accessible and interesting one of the most vital but least visible facets of law and policymaking—regulation....
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Regblog new Chapter
Regblog new Chapter
The 2013-14 Editorial Board and faculty advisor

Jobs and Regulation

Despite a recent jobs report showing that unemployment last month finally fell to below eight percent, debate between Democrats and Republicans over government regulation has not subsided. Republicans continue to claim that excessive regulations are stifling job growth and should be cut back, while Democrats continue to claim that strong regulations are needed to protect the public and that, in any case, some regulations foster new jobs...
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Jobs and Regulation
Jobs and Regulation
PPR Conference at Penn Law, September 2012

Roundtable Illuminates Challenges of Implementing the Volcker Rule

The rule, authorized by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, has two major parts: one banning proprietary trading by banking organizations and the other forbidding banking organizations from owning or sponsoring a private equity fund (or hedge fund), with a few narrow exceptions...
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Volcker Rule
Volcker Rule
Cary Coglianese moderates PPR/Morrison & Foerster roundtable

PPR Hosts Conference on U.S. Regulation Crisis

Can regulators do anything right these days? That seems to be a question on a lot of people's mind lately. On the one hand, the recent financial crisis and Gulf Coast oil spill, not to mention mine and pipeline explosions and even contaminated eggs, raise questions about whether regulation adequately protects the public. On the other hand...
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PPR Hosts Conference on U.S. Regulation Crisis
PPR Hosts Conference on U.S. Regulation Crisis
Chris Carrigan, PPR Fellow, on regulatory performance

Washington Workshop on Assessing Open Government

On his first day as President, Barack Obama announced his administration's "commitment to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government." Since then, the Obama Administration has implemented a major Open Government Initiative to increase transparency, participation, and collaboration across the federal government...
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Washington Workshop on Assessing Open Government
Washington Workshop on Assessing Open Government
Anita Allen, Penn Law, on privacy and open government

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    Faculty in the News

    Professor Robert Hornik launches new federally-funded research center on regulation of tobacco products (9/20/2013). Penn News.

    Professor Jonathan Klick’s study on cell phone use and crime (5/6/2013). Huffington Post.

    Study on consumer preferences for environmentally friendly products co-authored by Professor Howard Kunreuther (5/2/2013). Philadelphia Inquirer.

    Insights on the effectiveness of shareholder reform by Professor Jill E. Fisch (4/14/2013). Crain’s New York Business.


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