Final report of Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative

University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Cary Coglianese has issued his final report of the Penn Program on Regulation’s Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative, an effort commissioned in late 2014 by the Alberta Energy Regulator to define regulatory excellence and offer recommendations to regulators around the world about how they can improve and measure their regulatory performance.
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Final report of Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative
Final report of Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative
Final report of Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative

New Initiative on Regulation and Inequality

Many Americans believe that society’s ever-widening inequality stems from a political system that is rigged in favor of the wealthy, with big corporations using law and regulation to stifle economic opportunity. A new research initiative led by Cary Coglianese, Director of the Penn Program on Regulation, will empirically investigate the linkages between business lobbying, government regulation, and economic inequality.
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New Initiative on Regulation and Inequality
New Initiative on Regulation and Inequality
New Initiative on Regulation and Inequality

PPR Launches Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative

The Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) announces the launch of an international initiative to identify the attributes of a best-in-class regulator. The Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative seeks to identify ways that regulators can measure attributes of regulatory excellence and continuously strive to improve regulatory performance.
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Cary Coglianese Selected by Alberta Energy Regulator to Lead New Initiative
PPR Launches Best in Class Regulator Initiative
Cary Coglianese Selected by Alberta Energy Regulator to Lead New Initiative

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

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

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