Working Papers


The Rethinking Regulation Working Paper Series provides a forum for faculty working across disciplines who are exploring issues of regulatory governance and dilemmas of regulatory design and policy to disseminate their research.

1. Edward Balleisen, “Rights of Way, Red Flags, and Safety Valves: Business Self-Regulation and State-Building in the United States, 1850-1940.”

2. Edward Balleisen and Elizabeth Brake“Historical Perspective and Better Regulatory Governance: An Agenda for Institutional Reform.”

3. Matthew Adler, “Happiness Surveys and Public Policy: What’s the Use?

4. Matthew Adler, James K. Hammitt, and Nicolas Treich. “The Social Value of Mortality Risk Reduction: VSL vs. the Social Welfare Function Approach.”

5. Matthew Adler and Paul Dolan. “Introducing A ‘Different Lives’ Approach To The Valuation of Health and Well-Being.”

6. Tim Büthe. ”Distributional Consequences of Transnational Private Regulation: Institutional Complementarity as a Structural Source of Power in Global Product and Financial Markets.”

7. Sean H. Vanatta. Conflicts of Interest: Regulated Self-Regulation and the 1963 SEC Special Study.”

8. Lewis A. Grossman. “FDA and the Rise of the Empowered Consumer.”

9. Lesley K. McAllister. “Harnessing Private Regulation.”

10. Matthew Adler Cost-Benefit Analysis and Distributional Weights: An Overview.”