State Regulation: The Case for Reform


The Mercatus Center hosted a conversation with policy experts discussing how regulations can increase income inequality and poverty rates, weaken economic growth, and hurt small businesses and individuals.

The policy experts discussed how adverse effects of poorly designed regulations impact small businesses, new business creation, consumer prices, and poverty rates, what reforms have worked in Canada that would work well in the US, why regulations accumulate, and what to do to stop regulations from becoming burdensome.


James Broughel, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Colin O'Reilly, Associate Professor, Heider College of Business

Laura Jones, Visiting Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center and the Executive Vice-President and Chief Strategic Officer of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Check out this conversation on the Mercatus Policy Download here.