What Can A Regulatory Expert Foresee?

Jan 29, 2014Jan 30, 2014
Rayburn House Office Building B-339

Event Speakers

Sherzod Abdukadirov

Former Research Fellow

What distinguishes an expert from the rest is not what one already knows, but one’s effort to discover the unknown. That’s what makes the scientific method indispensable to cutting edge researchers.

Likewise, looking for the unknown is critical for regulators. When regulations are based on incomplete analysis, real people bear the burden of real, though unintended, consequences. Yet experience shows that unintended consequences are foreseeable and can be mitigated or averted when regulatory analysis is properly conducted and used by regulators.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to join us for a Regulation University presentation that will lay out specific examples from Dr. Abdukadirov’s paper, The Unintended Consequences of Safety Regulation, that demonstrate the value of pre-rulemaking analysis and retrospective regulatory analysis.

Space is limited. Please register online for this event.

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 Erin Connolly, Events Associate, at econnolly@mercatus.gmu.edu or (703)993-9913.