Environmental Progress, Economic Prosperity, and Market Forces

Jun 15, 2012
Rayburn B-339

Event Speakers

Bruce Yandle

Distinguished Adjunct Fellow

Several key debates this year will focus on the economic impact of federal regulations. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is pleased to offer Regulation University, a series of educational programs designed for congressional staff to provide the skills and information essential to regulatory oversight and to understand the legal and institutional framework that produces and supports federal regulation. 

Please join the Mercatus Center's Regulation University for an educational program on why prescriptive regulation is increasingly out of step with U.S. environmental needs, and how market-based tools and local control can foster environmental progress and economic prosperity.

Mercatus scholar Dr. Bruce Yandle of Clemson University will address the following key topics:

  • Getting the incentives right: the static nature of prescriptive regulation versus the dynamic nature of environmental and economic challenges
  • Assigning property rights: the role of property rights in balancing environmental protection and wealth creation
  • Choosing how to regulate: common law rights, performance standards, command-and-control, and cap-and-trade. What does market-based environmentalism really mean?
  • Setting the location of control: communities, states, regions, nations, the world? 

Space is limited. Please RSVP today to reserve a seat.

This event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff. This event is not open to the general public. Food will be provided. Due to space constraints, please no interns. Questions? Please contact Ashley Schiller, Events Coordinator, at aschille@gmu.edu or (703) 993-9228.