George C. Lamb, Jr. Regulatory Fellows


Lamb-FellowsThe Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, in collaboration with Duke’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Fuqua School of Business, hosts outstanding scholars of regulatory governance as part of the  George C. Lamb, Jr. Fellowship. The Fellow works with the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, a multi-disciplinary community comprised of faculty members and graduate/professional students from many academic departments and professional schools at Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. The group’s members study and assess the design and performance of regulatory systems, and “regulation in action” – the evolving politics, operations, and culture of regulatory institutions, their interactions with regulated businesses and other interest groups, and normative frameworks for the evaluation of regulatory policy.

In addition to pursuing their own research, Lamb Fellows participate in Rethinking Regulation seminars and workshops, Kenan Institute for Ethics workshops, and shape a significant collaborative research project along with other members of the Rethinking Regulation community. As part of that collaboration, the Fellow teaches a course in the Kenan Institute for Ethics and either Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences or Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Fellows can come from any relevant academic discipline, including political science, public policy/administration, history, economics, sociology, cognitive psychology, anthropology, business management, law, environmental studies, risk analysis, and engineering.

In the 2017-2018 academic year, the Kenan Institute for Ethics will host a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Previous George C. Lamb, Jr. Regulatory Fellows

2016-17 George C. Lamb, Jr. Regulatory Fellow:

Viswanath Pingali is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India. Current research interests include applied game theory, applied econometrics, behavioral economics, regulatory economics, and pharmaceuticals. During the year, he will join the Rethinking Regulation faculty network for events, develop a new undergraduate course and host a symposium on healthcare access.

2015-16 George C. Lamb, Jr. Regulatory Fellow:

  • Andrea Renda, PhD is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Dr. Renda also serves as Adjunct Professor at Luiss Guido Carli University, in Rome, and has been a consultant for institutions including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD and the World Bank. His research specialties include innovation policy, competition policy and critical infrastructure protection. While in residence at KIE, he will be conducting a research project and teaching a seminar on private regulation. Dr. Renda will be in Durham for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

2015-16 George C. Lamb, Jr. Regulatory Fellow:

  • John D. Graham, PhD is Dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. From 2001-2006, Dr. Graham served as Administrator at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. In 2013, he was lead author on the report, “Unconventional Gas Development,” for the International Risk Governance Council. He will make a series of short visits to KIE during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

2014-15 George C. Lamb, Jr. Regulatory Fellows:

  • Jennifer Miller, PhD, is a bioethicist and current fellow in the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, where her work focuses on the bioethics of the bio-pharmaceutical industry. She is currently working on a rating system she created and is piloting to address ethics and global health concerns about the pharmaceutical industry. She has taught in Columbia University’s Bioethics and Cross Cultural Education Program and in Fordham University’s Schools of Business. She holds a PhD in Bioethics from Regina Apostolorum and a BS in physics from Fordham University. Dr. Miller will be in Durham for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. 
  • Umut Aydin, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she specializes in competition policy. She works on comparative and international political economy with particular emphasis on the relationship between state and business in developing countries. Other topics of interest include regulation and international cooperation, diffusion of neoliberal policy, and industrial policy. Her current research investigates the motivation for different countries to adopt competition policy legislation. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington and a MA in Political Science from McGill University. Professor Aydin will be in Durham for the Spring 2015 semester.

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