If you are currently working as a state regulator or a member of regulatory staff, then I cannot encourage you strongly enough to apply to attend this May’s Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics:
The IRLE is sponsored by the University of Colorado’s Silicon Flatirons Center to sharpen the tools required for principled and thoughtful regulatory decision making.
The May Seminar is geared toward state regulators and staff, and distills the critical law and economics issues that arise in closely-regulated network industries and presents them in a coherent fashion.
The IRLE draws on the expertise of leading academics, practitioners, and scholars. In particular, it highlights the important tools provided by neoclassical economics, new institutional economics, “code as law,” Schumpeter, and public choice theory. The curriculum also includes a discussion of corporate finance principles and risk valuation as applied to regulation. This four day intensive seminar will foster discussion and cohesion, so attendance is limited to approximately fifteen to twenty attendees.
This year’s IRLE will take place 15-19 May, at Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, Colorado. As one of the founding faculty members of the IRLE, I find the interaction with core ideas of regulatory law and economics among the attending academics and applied regulatory professionals to be incredibly intellectually engaging and stimulating. If you attend I can promise that you will be richly intellectually rewarded.
The application deadline is this Friday, 19 March, so don’t procrastinate!