Risk Regulation Seminar Series
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Does Regulation Kill Jobs?: A Panel Discussion on PPR’s Latest Book
4:30-6:00 pm | Wharton School
Richard L. Revesz
Dean Emeritus and Lawrence King Professor of Law, New York University
Sarah L. Stafford
Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Law, College of William & Mary
Cary Coglianese
Director, Penn Program on Regulation; Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania
Adam Finkel
Executive Director, Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Improving Regulation in Theory and Practice
4:30-6:00 pm | Silverman 147 (room change)
Hon. Howard Shelanski
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Government regulation affects nearly every aspect of the economy, delivering important benefits to society but also imposing substantial burdens as well. The challenge for policymakers, particularly in a period of economic recovery, lies in trying to maximize regulation’s benefits while minimizing its burdens. At this seminar, Howard Shelanski, the head of the White House office charged with overseeing regulation across the federal government, will share his insights about how to improve regulation in theory and practice. As the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Shelanski holds what Senator Rob Portman has called "the most important job in Washington that nobody has ever heard of." President Obama nominated him to this position in April 2013 and he took office following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate in June 2013. Shelanski was previously the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and he has also served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission and as a Senior Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He has been a member of the faculties of Georgetown University (since 2011) and the University of California at Berkeley (1997-2009), where his teaching and research have focused on regulation and antitrust policy. Before beginning his academic and government career Shelanski practiced law and served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court, to Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, and to Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Shelanski received a B.A. from Haverford College, and a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Hide View Details

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How Well is Obamacare Working?: A Panel Discussion
4:30-6:00 pm | G50 Huntsman Hall
Tom Baker
Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Penn Law
Mark Duggan
Rowan Family Foundation Professor, Wharton School
Mark V. Pauly
Bendheim Professor, Wharton School

 
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Regulation and Jobs: The Evidence and the Issues
9:00-10:30 | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis
Cary Coglianese,
Penn Program on Regulation
Christopher Carrigan
George Washington University
Adam Finkel
Penn Program on Regulation
Brian Mannix
George Washington University
Ann E. Ferris,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Does Regulation Kill Jobs?: Book Discussion
10:00-Noon | George Washington University
Cary Coglianese
Penn Program on Regulation
Christopher Carrigan,
George Washington University
Adam Finkel
Penn Program on Regulation

Thursday, April 9, 2014

The Future of Telecommunications…Near and Far
12:00-1:00 | Location TBD
Gerald R. Faulhaber
Presented by CTIC and Penn Program on Regulation
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Does Regulation Kill Jobs?: Book Discussion
12:00-1:30 | Harvard Kennedy School
Joseph Aldy
Harvard Kennedy School
Cary Coglianese
Penn Program on Regulation
Lisa Robinson
Harvard Kennedy School

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The Risk Regulation Seminar Series is jointly sponsored by the Penn Program on Regulation, the Wharton Risk Management & Decision Processes Center, and the University of Pennsylvania's Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership. All PPR seminars are free and open to the public. To be added to our event mailing list, email regulation@law.upenn.edu