Course Details

Regulation: Theory and Practice

Economic and social regulation is prevalent in our society. This 1-credit seminar is intended to provide students with the tools to understand and appreciate regulated industries and regulatory agencies. Specifically, the students will learn about students will learn about how and why the government regulates. The aim of the course is to prepare the students: (i) to better understand the economic, political, and institutional perspectives of regulation, (ii) to equip them to think critically about regulation and engage in policy debates. The reading materials will cover history of regulation, theories of regulation, agency rulemaking, cost-benefit analysis, judicial oversight of regulation, presidential administration of regulation, and theories of deregulation. Grades will be based on response papers, class participation, a 5-page policy paper, and short student presentations. IMPORTANT NOTE: This one-credit seminar will meet on the following dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 4/5, and 4/12

Catalog Number: CONPUB 746


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: Regulation: Theory and Practice
Faculty: Lee, Alex (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 5