July 18, 2012

The "Midnight Regulations" Phenomenon

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In this Capitol Hill Campus event, Mercatus scholar Patrick McLaughlin provided an overview on midnight regulations:

  • What exactly is the “midnight regulations” phenomenon, and what evidence demonstrates that it is real?
  • Why should policymakers be concerned about midnight regulations?
  • Is there empirical evidence that midnight regulations are different from other regulations?
  • What can be done to limit midnight regulations?