Back to the Future: How Not to Write a Regulation

Event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute
Wed, 1 June, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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What role do consumer protection rules play according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)? When are they appropriate, and what processes and procedures should be used to develop them? In their forthcoming report, J. Howard Beales III and Timothy Muris answer these questions by analyzing the FTC’s history with rulemaking and the recent changes made to the procedures for promulgating rules under the FTC’s primary rulemaking tool, Section 18 of the FTC Act.

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  • 4:00 p.m. - Introduction:
    • Mark Jamison, Nonresident Senior Fellow, AEI
  • 4:05 p.m. - Discussion
    • Panelists:
      • J. Howard Beales III, Senior Scholar, GW Regulatory Studies Center
      • Timothy J. Muris, Visiting Senior Fellow, AEI
      • Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Partner, Baker Botts
    • Moderator:
      • Mark Jamison, Nonresident Senior Fellow, AEI
  • 4:45 p.m. - Q&A
  • 5:00 p.m. - Adjournment

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