Chinese Administrative Law

Chinese and American scholars recently met at Penn Law to discuss the how law could help make agency decision making in China more effective, transparent, responsive, and participatory. The conference, called “The Future of Chinese Administrative Law,” was co-sponsored by the Penn Program on Regulation, brought together a unique mix of Chinese and American scholars of administrative law...
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Jobs and Regulation
Jobs and Regulation
Professors Jacques deLisle, Wang Xixin and Stanley Lubman

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 Richard Berk comments on the effectiveness of gun seizures in Chicago. (2/2/2013). Christian Science Monitor.

    Professor Ted Ruger comments on the Supremacy Clause and state laws that reject Obama Administration gun regulations. (1/18/2013). ABC News.

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