Academic Publications


Recent Publications Published by Rethinking Regulation Network Members:

Jonathan B. Wiener, “Precaution,” chapter in the Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, volume on Principles of Environmental Law (Michael Faure, Ludwig Kramer and Emanuela Orlando, eds.) (IUCN and Edward Elgar, forthcoming).

Jonathan B. Wiener, and Daniel L. Ribeiro, “Environmental Regulation Going Retro: Learning Foresight from Hindsight,” — Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law — (forthcoming).

Jonas Monast, Brian Murray and Jonathan B. Wiener, “On Markets, Morals, and Climate Change,” Law and Contemporary Problems 80: (forthcoming).

Jonathan B. Wiener and Alberto Alemanno, “Comparing Regulatory Oversight Bodies: US OIRA and the EU RSB,” in Susan Rose-Ackerman & Peter Lindseth, eds., Comparative Administrative Law (2d ed., Edward Elgar, forthcoming).

Melissa Jacoby, “Presiding Over Municipal Bankruptcies: Then, Now, and Puerto Rico,” American Bankruptcy Law Journal (forthcoming 2017)

Anna Birkenbach, DJ Kaczan, and MD Smith,Catch shares slow the race to fish.” Nature 544 (April 5, 2017).

Jonathan B. Wiener, Arthur Petersen, John Graham, Ken Oye, Ortwin Renn, Christina Benighaus, and Marie-Valentine Florin, “Transatlantic Patterns of Risk Regulation: Implications for International Trade and Cooperation,” International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) report to the European Parliament (April 2017).

Andrea Renda, “How can Sustainable Development Goals be ‘mainstreamed’ in the EU’s Better Regulation Agenda?Centre for European Policy Studies (12 March 2017)

Alexander D. Bolton, John M. de Figueiredo, and David E. Lewis, “Will Federal Employees Work for a President They Disagree With?Harvard Business Review (February 10, 2017)

Martin D. Smith, Atle Oglendc, A. Justin Kirkpatrick, Frank Asche, Lori S. Bennear, J. Kevin Craig, and James M. Nance, “Seafood prices reveal impacts of a major ecological disturbancePNAS 114:7 (February 2017)

Edward Balleisen, Lori Bennear, Kim Krawiec and Jonathan Wiener, eds., Policy Shock: Recalibrating Risk and Regulation after Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents, and Financial Crises (Cambridge University Press, January 2017). Book with ~20 chapters examining how regulatory systems in the US, Europe and Japan have responded after crisis events, and recommending institutional structures and strategies for regulators to prepare to learn from future crises.

Golden, Jay S., John Virdin, Douglas Nowacek, Patrick Halpin, Lori S. Bennear and Pawan G. Patil, “Making sure the blue economy is green,”  Nature: Ecology and Evolution, 1:0017 (January 24, 2017)

Edward J. Balleisen. Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (January 2017).

Viswanath Pingali. Competition law and innovation,”, View from IIMA (January 9, 2017)

Peter H. Sand and Jonathan B. Wiener, “Towards a New International Law of the Atmosphere?Göttingen Journal of International Law 7: 195-223 (November 2016),

Renda, A. (2016), Selecting and Designing European ICT Innovation Policies, Report for the European Commission, Joint Research Centre and Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Publications Office of the European Union, November 2016.

Renda, A. (2016), Yes, he can, CEPS Policy Insight No. 2016/01, November 2016.

Andrea Renda, Federico Biagi, Marc Bogdanowicz. Paul Desruelle, & Nikolaus Thumm,
Selecting and Designing European ICT Innovation Policies” Publications Office of the European Union, EUR – Scientific and Technical Research Reports (2016)

Andrea Renda, “From Impact Assessment to the Policy Cycle: Drawing Lessons from the EU’s Better-Regulation Agenda” University of Calgary School of Public Policy SPP Technical Paper, Vol. 9, Iss. 33 (October 2016)

Renda, A. (2016), From Impact Assessment to the Policy Cycle: Drawing Lessons from the EU’s Better-Regulation Agenda (October 20, 2016). SPP Technical Paper, Volume 9, Issue 33, October 2016.

Ashford, N. and A. Renda (2016), Aligning policies for low-carbon systemic innovation in Europe, CEPS-i24c Special report, October 2016.

Jennifer Kuzma. “A missed opportunity for US biotechnology regulation.” Science 353: 1211-1213 (September 2016)

Renda, A. (2016), Regulation and R&I policies. Comparing Europe and the United States. Special Report for the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, June 2016.

Renda, A. (2016), Winners and Losers in the Global Race for ultra-Fast Broadband. A Cautionary Tale from Europe, MadDonald Laurier Institute Working Paper, June 2016.

Jonathan B. Wiener, “The Tragedy of the Uncommons: On the Politics of Apocalypse,” Global Policy 7: 67-80 (issue S1, May 2016),

Jonathan B. Wiener, “Precaution and Climate Change,” in Cinnamon Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray and Richard Tarasofsky, eds., The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (Oxford Univ. Press, May 2016),

Cunningham, Samuel, Lori S. Bennear, and Martin D. Smith (2016) “Spillovers in Regional Fisheries Management: Do Catch Shares Cause Leakage?” Land Economics. 92(2): 344-362.

Renda, A. (2016), How Deep is the Ocean? Notes on the Trans-Atlantic Digital Market, Paper commissioned by the German Marshall Fund., Chapter 3 in Xavier-Bender(2016), “Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Why the Digital Single Market Matters for Transatlantic Relations.”

Renda, A. (2016), Regulation in the layered Internet ecosystem: challenges and myths, in the Book “A Level Playing Field for the Digital Ecosystem: Protecting User’s Rights Online”, written by the Technical University of Madrid and Commissioned by Fundación Telefónica.

Renda, A. (2016), European Union, Edward Elgar Handbook of Regulatory Impact Assessment, Edited by Claire A. Dunlop and Claudio M. Radaelli, University of Exeter, UK.

Jonathan B. Wiener and Daniel L. Ribeiro, “Impact Assessment: Diffusion and Integration,” in Francesca Bignami & David Zaring, eds., Comparative Law and Regulation: Understanding the Global Regulatory Process (Edward Elgar, 2016).

Reeve T. Bull, Neysun Mahboubi, Richard B. Stewart and Jonathan B. Wiener, “New Approaches to International Regulatory Cooperation: The Challenge of TTIP, TPP and Mega-Regional Trade Agreements,” Law & Contemporary Problems 78 (no. 4): 1-29 (2015) (introduction to symposium issue published in early 2016, on how regulators can cooperate, such as to reduce trade barriers, to learn about regulatory choices and their consequences, and to improve social outcomes).

Jonathan B. Wiener and Alberto Alemanno, “The Future of International Regulatory Cooperation: TTIP as a Learning Process toward a Global Policy Laboratory,” Law & Contemporary Problems 78: 103-136 (2015).

Matthew D. Adler, Well-Being and Fair Distribution: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis, Oxford University Press, 2012

“Flexible Environmental Regulation.Lori Snyder Bennear, Cary Coglianese. U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-03 ; U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-05. 2012

The Paradox of Stretch Goals: Organizations in the Pursuit of the Seemingly Impossible. Sim Sitkin, Kelly See,  C. Chet Miller, Michael Lawless, Andrew Carton. Academy of Management Review.  2011, Vol. 36, No. 3.  544-566

Capture in Financial Regulation: Can We Redirect It Toward the Common Good?”  Lawrence Baxter. Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 21.1 (2011). (Prepared for 2011 Rethinking Regulation meeting, co-sponsored by the Tobin Project)

Incorporating Evaluation into the Regulatory Process.Lori Bennear and Katherine Dickinson. Duke Environmental Economics Working Paper Series. Working Paper EE 11-06 (July 2011).  (Prepared for 2011 Rethinking Regulation meeting, co-sponsored by the Tobin Project)

Cox, James. “Staging and Scaling Regulation: Lessons From the SEC.” Working paper. (Prepared for 2011 Rethinking Regulation meeting, co-sponsored by the Tobin Project)

Omarova, Saule. “Bankers, Bureaucrats, and Guardians: Toward Tripartism in Financial Services Regulation.” Working paper. (Prepared for 2011 Rethinking Regulation meeting, co-sponsored by the Tobin Project)