Jan 222018

Thursday, January 25 

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm 

Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, KIE 101 West Duke Building (on East Campus) 

Lunch served; to RSVP and to request parking, please email Hayden Hashimoto by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 23. 

Please join the Rethinking Regulation Program at KIE for a lunch seminar on Thursday, January 25 from 12:00pm-1:30pm with  Dr. Lori Bennear. Dr. Bennear will be speaking on her paper co-authored with Jonathan Wiener on “Instrument Choice for Adaptive Regulation.”

Regulation is often viewed as a one-time decision attempting to balance benefits, costs, and risks. But under uncertainty about future changes in science, technology, and society, such one-time decisions could be suboptimal.  An approach involving “adaptive regulation” which includes ongoing monitoring and a series of multiple sequential decisions could incorporate learning over time and improve outcomes.  This paper addresses several different ways that adaptive regulation might be pursued, to develop a typology and assessment of regulatory instrument choice for adaptive regulation.

Dr. Bennear is Co-Director of the Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics and Associate Director for Educational Programs at the Duke University Energy Initiative. She is also the Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment.


 January 22, 2018