Jerry Ellig Memorial Conference

Public Event



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Thursday, June 9


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Join us for A day focused on research by Jerry Ellig and the ideas he has inspired.


Conference Check-in: 8:00 am

  • Coffee and light breakfast items provided

Conference Introduction: 8:30 am

  • Welcoming remarks from event hosts.

Session One: 8:45 am

  • Panel: Jerry's Final Research -- Chair: Steven Balla

    • Susan Dudley -- Regulatory Reform: Results and Challenges, with Jerry Ellig

    • Wayne Leighton -- Reorganization of Economists at the Federal Communications Commission, with Giulia McHenry & Jerry Ellig

    • Zhoudan Xie -- Regulatory Impact Analysis and Litigation Risk, with Christopher Carrigan & Jerry Ellig

    • Patrick McLaughlin -- Regulatory System Design: Some Solutions to the Delegation Problem, with Tyler Richards & Jerry Ellig

Break: 10:15 am

Session Two: 10:35 am

  • Panel: Picking Up Where Jerry Left Off -- Chair: Joseph Cordes

    • Bridget Dooling & Kristin Hickman -- Applying the Regulatory Report Card to Tax Rules

    • Richard Williams -- Tracking Regulatory Benefit Promises

    • Reeve Bull -- American Subsidiarity

Lunch: 12:00 pm

  • Conversation: Working with Jerry

    • Chair Henry Butler will lead a conversation with: Wayne LeightonMaureen OhlhausenMark FebrizioCatherine Konieczny-Kells, and Phil Gramm.

Break: 2:00 pm


Session Three: 2:15 pm

  • Panel: Continuing Jerry’s Efforts to Improve Regulatory Outcomes -- Chair: Veronique de Rugy

    • Robert Crandall -- Is Communications-Company Ownership of Video Content a Threat to Competition?

    • Stefanie Haeffele -- It’s a T.R.A.P.!, with Rosemarie Fike

    • Thomas Hazlett -- Rent Seeking for Spectrum Sharing

    • Sean Mulholland -- Don't TREAD On Anyone

Closing Remarks: 3:45 pm

  • Donald Boudreaux will provide final observations about the conference and Jerry's legacy.