PPR Launches Major Study of Business Regulation and Economic Inequality

From: RegBlog | Penn Program on Regulation (PPR)

A new research initiative led by Penn Law Professor Cary Coglianese and supported by a $500,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will empirically investigate the linkages between business lobbying, government regulation, and economic inequality.


In addition, his team will use regulatory impact analyses and other sources of data to develop an empirical portrait of the how the overall impacts of federal regulation are distributed across different industries, regions, communities, and socioeconomic groups in the United States. They will also investigate several key — but previously unstudied — avenues by which businesses may influence the regulatory process, such as through agenda-setting and through post-promulgation waivers and exemptions.

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