This panel addresses regulatory issues in three major policy areas:
Technology -- Is regulation necessary to ensure cybersecurity? What should we know about market responses to cyber threats before we select a course of action?
Health Care -- What is the market failure in health care? What roles do the federal and state governments have in finding solutions?
Financial Markets -- When does federal pre-emption produce bad outcomes in financial regulation? How to recognize a regulatory failure and what to do about it.
Todd Zywicki examines the degree to which executive branch and independent agencies are subject to checks and balances on their regulatory authority. Topics include why it is necessary to regulate regulators, the factors that strength or weaken regulatory accountability, and what Nixon-era bureaucracy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have in common.