January 31 and February 1, 2014
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
The George Washington University Law School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania present a conference on comparative law and regulation highlighting national, international, and transnational perspectives.
For more information contact Sara Westfall at email@example.com.
Friday, January 31
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
9-9:15 am: Welcoming remarks from Francesca Bignami and David Zaring
9:15-10:30 am: The Foundations of the Regulatory State
Chair: David Zaring, University of Pennsylvania
- "The Historical Origins of American Regulatory Exceptionalism"
Reuel Schiller, University of California, Hastings
- "The Regulatory State in East Asia"
John Ohnesorge, University of Wisconsin
Discussant: Richard Pierce, The George Washington University Law School
10:30-11 am: Coffee Break
11 am-12:15 pm: Participation and Rulemaking
Chair: Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University
- "Participation in the US Administrative Process"
Wendy Wagner, University of Texas at Austin
- "Participation and Accountability in Chinese Administrative Procedure"
Neysun Mahboubi, University of Pennsylvania
- "Regulatory Procedure and Participation in the European Union"
Stijn Smismans, University of Cardiff
Discussant: Paul R. Verkuil, Chairman, Administrative Conference of the U.S.
12:15-1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30-3 pm: Oversight
Chair: Peter Strauss, Columbia University
- "The Political Economy of the Law of Lawmaking: The United States in Comparative Perspective"
Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University
- "Regulatory Impact Analysis"
Jonathan Wiener, Duke University
- "Access to Information in the UK and India"
Ben Worthy, Birkbeck College, University of London
Discussant: Steven J. Balla, George Washington University
3-3:30 pm: Coffee Break
3:30-5:30 pm: Courts and the Regulatory Process
Chair: Wendy Wagner, University of Texas at Austin
- "The Administrative State, the Rule of Law, and Democracy: Comparative Models of Judicial Review"
Francesca Bignami, George Washington University
- "Judicial Control of Administrative Action in East Asia"
David Law, Washington University, St. Louis
Cheng-Yi Huang, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
- "The Politics of Law in China: Enforcement Campaigns in the Post-Mao PRC"
Benjamin Van Rooij, University of California, Irvine
- "Can Private Class Actions Enforce Marketplace Regulations? Do They? Should They?"
Deborah Hensler, Stanford University
Discussant: Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Saturday, February 1
8:30-10 am: New Governance
Chair: Francesca Bignami, George Washington University
- "The Troubling Conjunction of Public and Private Law"
Peter Strauss, Columbia University
- "Going Private: Transplanting Law in a Globalized World"
Jodi Short, University of California, Hastings
- "Performance-Based Regulation"
Cary Coglianese, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: William Kovacic, George Washington University
10-10:30 am: Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 pm: Transnational Governance
Chair: Cary Coglianese, University of Pennsylvania
- "The Integrated Administrative Law and Governance of the European Union"
Herwig Hofmann, University of Luxembourg
- "EU Regulation"
R. Daniel Kelemen, Rutgers University
- "The Emerging Post-Crisis Paradigm for International Financial Regulation"
David Zaring, University of Pennsylvania
- "How the WTO Shapes Regulatory Governance"
Gregory Shaffer, University of Minnesota
- "Global Governance and Nuclear/Natural Disasters"
Eric Feldman, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Abraham L. Newman, Georgetown University
12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm: General discussion and next steps