Lori Bennear  is Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Her current research projects focus on evaluating the effectiveness of non-traditional regulatory regimes, evaluating strategic behavioral responses to these regimes, assessing their distributional impacts, and evaluating the role of program evaluation in environmental policy.

Jonathan B. Wiener is the William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law at Duke Law School, Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, at Duke University. He has written widely on U.S., European, and international environmental law and risk regulation. Wiener most recently co-edited the 2010 book, The Reality of Precaution: Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe.

Executive Committee

Mercy Berman DeMenno is a PhD student in Public Policy and a Rethinking Regulation Graduate Scholar. Mercy’s research focuses on the politics of the regulatory policymaking process, at both the U.S. federal and international levels. Her specific research interests include stakeholder participation in rulemaking, regulatory and interest group strategy, and financial risk regulation. In addition to serving as a member of the Rethinking Regulation Executive Committee, Mercy coordinates the Rethinking Regulation Graduate Student Working Group.

Kim Krawiec is an expert on corporate law who teaches courses on securities, corporate, and derivatives law. Her research interests span a variety of fields, including the empirical analysis of contract disputes; the choice of organizational form by professional service firms, including law firms; forbidden or taboo markets; corporate compliance systems; insider trading; derivatives hedging practices; and “rogue” trading. Krawiec’s recent scholarship addresses organizational misconduct and trade within forbidden or contested markets.

Research and Programming Scholar

Amber Díaz Pearson is a Research Scholar at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. She works on research and programming with the Rethinking Regulation Program and the Religions and Public Life Initiative at Kenan, conducts survey research and analysis for the Education for Civic and Moral Responsibility project, and coordinates the Kenan Practitioner in Residence program. Amber holds a B.S. in Political Science and a B.A. in Spanish from Arizona State University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University.