From: Penn Program on Regulation & Brookings Institution, Center on Regulation and Markets
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2017
1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
9:00 AM -10:30 AM
Regulation today evokes much controversy and discontent. In the UK, Brexit signaled a major public backlash against regulations imposed by the European Union. In the United States, Donald Trump won the presidency having vowed to eliminate as many as 75 percent of federal regulations. Given the intense focus on the quality and legitimacy of government regulation around the world, how can those entrusted to devise and implement regulations best achieve success? How can they balance the goals of improving health, safety, financial protection, and economic well-being through government oversight without imposing excessive costs on consumers and businesses and without impeding innovation and economic growth?