Stuart Shapiro, Director of the Public Policy Program, took part in a conference at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on September 27-28 to discuss the relationship between regulation and jobs. As presidential candidate, Governor Mitt Romney complained about “job-killing regulations,” and supporters of regulation countered with arguments about the necessity of regulation to protect public health, scholars at this meeting focused on two questions. The first was, “What is the relationship between regulation and jobs?” and the second was “Should we change the way we write regulations to better account for effects on employment?”
More details on the conference can be found online.
The speakers at the conference, including Professor Shapiro, will be contributing to a book on this subject expected to be out some time next year.