May 11, 2012

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

  • Jerry Ellig

    Research Professor, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center
  • Randall Lutter

    Professor of Public Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • Maurice P. McTigue

    Vice President, Outreach
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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

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 examines 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