Please join the Rethinking Regulation Program at KIE for a lunch seminar on Tuesday, October 24 11:30am-1pm with Dr. Matthew Johnson. Dr. Johnson will be speaking on “Does Cleaner Air Affect Worker Safety? How Firms Manage Multiple Regulatory Demands.” Most firms in the U.S. are simultaneously required to comply with standards set by multiple regulatory agencies. While these agencies act to promote compliance with their own standards, rarely (if ever) do they consider how their actions might affect firms’ ability to comply with standards in other regulatory domains. Dr. Johnson’s research investigates a consequence of this siloed approach to regulation by analyzing whether and why such regulatory spillover effects may occur.
Dr. Johnson is a Research Scientist at the Sanford School of Public Policy. His research seeks to understand how different regulations, policies, and shifts in the labor market have shaped working conditions in the U.S. Much of his current work focuses on the estimating the effects of health and safety regulations on firms and workers, and investigating what factors influence compliance with these regulations. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, and his B.A. in Economics and History from the University of California, Berkeley.
Please email Hayden Hashimoto to RSVP by 3:00 pm on Friday, October 20 for lunch, if you require a parking space, or if you would like to request a draft of Dr. Johnson’s paper.
Tuesday, October 24
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room
101 West Duke Building, East Campus
Using the East-West bus is advised for those traveling from West Campus.