April 3, 2012

Who Regulates the Regulators?

Todd Zywicki

George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Todd Zywicki examines the degree to which executive branch and independent agencies are subject to checks and balances on their regulatory authority. Topics include why it is necessary to regulate regulators, the factors that strength or weaken regulatory accountability, and what Nixon-era bureaucracy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have in common.