Looking Back to See Forward: The Need For Regulatory Retrospective Review

May 11, 2012May 12, 2012
Rayburn B 338

Event Speakers

Maurice P. McTigue

Vice President, Outreach

Jerry Ellig

Former Senior Research Fellow

Randall Lutter

Professor of Public Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Please join the Mercatus Center's Regulation University for a seminar on what retrospective review of regulations means in practice today and what it can mean in the future.

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 a series of courses designed to help congressional staff better understand the regulatory process by providing the concepts and skills necessary to conduct informed regulatory oversight.

This seminar will examine the current state of regulatory retrospective review, how it can be improved, and how Congress can use the findings of retrospective review for regulatory oversight and legislative planning. Our discussion panel includes Mercatus scholar Jerry Ellig, Resources for the Future scholar Randy Lutter, and the Honorable Maurice McTigue, former cabinet minister and member of the New Zealand Parliament. The panel will address:

  • Current retrospective review practices and why agencies do not make retrospective review of regulation a priority
  • Options for making retrospective review robust and useful
  • Lessons on regulatory and legislative management that Congress can learn from New Zealand

This event is free and open to all congressional, executive branch, and federal agency staff. This event is not open to the general public. Food will be provided. 

View our topic guide: Oversight and Retrospective Review

Questions? Please contact Ashley Schiller at aschille@gmu.edu or (703) 993-9228.