Washington D.C. — On Thursday, the Center for American Progress will host an event with policymakers, leading scholars, and authors of the new book Preventing Regulatory Capture: Special Interest Influence and How to Limit It to discuss how government regulation can better prevent market-distorting behavior and protect the public interest.
From financial system collapses to coal mining disasters, the evidence is clear how special interests create substantial social costs by skewing the public regulatory process for their own profit. This outcome is not inevitable, however. Rather, new research from leading scholars highlights how smart policies and governance practices can prevent the power of narrow interests from capturing regulatory processes to improve market outcomes and the public good.
Copies of Preventing Regulatory Capture will be available for purchase.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Daniel Carpenter, Freed Professor of Government, Harvard University
Nolan McCarty, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Shelley Metzenbaum, President, The Volcker Alliance
Brad Miller, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Pedro da Costa, The Wall Street Journal
January 30, 2014
9:00 a.m. ET – 10:30 a.m. ET
Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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