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  • Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics

    Policy Disruption: Regulatory Responses to Business and Technological Innovation

    Professor Sarah LightJune 15
    New forms of business in the sharing economy, and new technologies like autonomous vehicles, have the potential to “disrupt” existing regulatory structures. This seminar will examine the challenges facing regulators and legislators, who must respond so as to both (a) promote innovation and (b) protect the public interest.innovation|left|regulation
  • Joao Gomes, Howard Butcher III Professor of Finance

    The Decline in U.S. Corporate Investment

    Professor Joao GomesJune 1
    10 years after the financial crisis US corporate investment remains anemic. Is this weak recovery a symptom of a larger trend towards a less capital intensive economy? The answer can shed light on the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 as well as any future infrastructure spending.infrastructure|left|tax
  • Professor Robert Inman

    The Financing and Management of Public Infrastructure

    Professor Robert InmanApril 20
    The Trump Administration’s $1.5 billion infrastructure plan raises important questions as to how future infrastructure projects should be funded and managed. This seminar will consider the options for public vs. private financing, including a discussion of the strengths and limitations of public-private partnerships and infrastructure banks. It also will examine the roles that federal, state, and local governments should have with respect to efficient project management.infrastructure|right
  • Professor Dennis Culhane

    Advancing Evidence-Based Social Policies through Intergovernmental Data Sharing Partnerships

    Professor Dennis CulhaneApril 6

    There is increasingly broad recognition that policymaking can be done more effectively when decisions regarding support for public programs are made strategically, based on the rigorous analysis of evidence. In several key areas of social policy, including housing and education, such evidence-based policymaking at the federal level needs to rely on data collected and evaluated at the state and local levels. This seminar will help staffers better understand how the state and local evidence base is gathered and how that base can inform their own work.

    education|housing|podcast|right|social insurance
  • Professor Cary Coglianese

    Achieving Regulatory Excellence

    Professor Cary CoglianeseFebruary 23

    This seminar draws on research conducted at the Penn Program on Regulation focused on analyzing the impacts of regulation on the economy and promoting the attributes of a high-quality regulatory system. An emphasis will be placed on the role of legislators in overseeing and supporting the achievement of regulatory excellence, situated within the context of ongoing efforts for regulatory reform as well as new imperatives, such as the development of algorithmic technologies.

    Cary Coglianese|left|podcast|regulation
    View summary » Regulatory excellence is governmental excellence. Three primary mechanisms exist for promoting regulatory success: Procedure, Management, and Technology.
  • Michael Knoll, Penn Wharton PPI Faculty Affiliate

    Taxation, Competitiveness, and Corporate Inversions

    Professor Michael KnollNovember 3, 2017
    A wave of corporate inversions over the past several years has generated substantial debate in academic, business, and policy circles. The core of the debate hinges on a couple of key economic questions: Do US tax laws disadvantage US-domiciled companies relative to their foreign competitors? And, if so, does inversion reduce or eliminate that tax disadvantage, and increase the competitiveness of US multinational firms for making investments both abroad and at home? This seminar will address these questions and their implications for tax reform discussions, drawing insight from newly published research.left|tax