Unleashing an Economic Resurgence through Regulatory Reform

Apr 28, 2016Apr 29, 2016
US Capitol Visitor Center, HVC-210 First St. & East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC 20515

Event Speakers

Richard Williams

Senior Affiliated Scholar

Adam Millsap

Assistant Director, L. Charles Hilton Jr. Center for the Study of Economic Prosperity and Individual Opportunity, Florida State University

Dustin Chambers

Senior Affiliated Scholar

Patrick McLaughlin

Senior Research Fellow

J. W. Verret

Senior Affiliated Scholar

Adam Thierer

Senior Research Fellow

Event Video

Information, investment and innovation are the engines of economic growth in the 21st century. Yet regulatory accumulation and outdated regulatory processes are preventing both the private and public sectors from effectively using the three “I’s” to solve problems and grow the economy.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to this public educational event featuring distinguished scholars with expertise in how regulations affect the ability of entrepreneurs and consumers to improve personal well-being and social welfare.

This program will examine the effects that current regulatory practices have on economic growth and problem-solving, as well as the types of regulatory reforms that can unleash new potential for healthier, safer and more prosperous communities.

8:30 – 8:55 AM

8:55 – 9:00 AM
Welcome Remarks 
Richard Williams, Ph.D., Director of the Regulatory Studies Program, Mercatus Center

9:00 – 9:15 AM
Opening Keynote Address
The Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, House Committee on the Judiciary

9:15 – 10:00 AM
PANEL I: How Can Reform Help Economic Growth?  
Pietro Peretto, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Economics, Duke University
Adam Millsap, Ph.D., Research Fellow, State and Local Policy Project, Mercatus Center
Dustin Chambers, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, Salisbury University
Moderator: Bill Beach, Ph.D., Vice President of Policy Research, Mercatus Center

10:00 – 10:45 AM
PANEL II: How Can Reform Help Problem-Solvers?  
Patrick McLaughlin, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, the Regulatory Studies Program, Mercatus Center
J.W. Verret, J.D., Member of Financial Markets Working Group and Affiliated Senior Scholar, Mercatus Center; Assistant Professor, George Mason University School of Law
Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center
Moderator: Bill Beach, Ph.D., Vice President of Policy Research, Mercatus Center

10:45 – 11:00 AM
Closing Remarks
The Honorable Mike Enzi, Chairman, Senate Committee on the Budget

This event is free and open to the general public. This event has been planned in accordance with the widely-attended event exception to congressional gift rules and government ethics memoranda. Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who would be interested in attending this event. Due to space constraints, this program is not open to interns.

Questions? Please contact Bethany Stalter at bstalter@mercatus.gmu.edu or (703) 993-4889.