Economic Analysis of Regulation

Steve Cicala and James M. Poterba, Organizers

March 17, 2022

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, March 17
10:30 am
10:45 am
Overview of Regulatory Costs and Benefits: Pharmaceutical Regulation
Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University and NBER (slides)
11:25 am
Elena Prager, University of Rochester and NBER
Nicholas Tilipman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Regulating Out-of-Network Hospital Payments: Disagreement Payoffs, Negotiated Prices, and Access (slides)
11:55 am
Abe Dunn, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Joshua D. Gottlieb, University of Chicago and NBER
Adam Shapiro, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Daniel J. Sonnenstuhl, University of Chicago
Pietro Tebaldi, Columbia University and NBER

A Denial a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
12:25 pm
12:40 pm
Overview of Regulatory Costs and Benefits: Energy and Environmental Regulation
Joseph Shapiro, University of California, Berkeley and NBER (slides)
1:20 pm
Shoshana Vasserman, Stanford University and NBER
Zi Yang Kang, Stanford University

Robust Bounds for Welfare Analysis (slides)
1:50 pm
Bentley Coffey, University of South Carolina
Patrick McLaughlin, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Regulation and Economic Growth: Evidence from British Columbia’s Experiment in Regulatory Budgeting
2:20 pm
2:35 pm
Overview of Regulatory Costs and Benefits: Land Use and Housing Regulation
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER (slides)
3:15 pm
Filip Babalievsky, University of Minnesota
Kyle F. Herkenhoff, University of Minnesota and NBER
Lee E. Ohanian, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Edward C. Prescott, Arizona State University

The Sky is Not The Limit: How Commercial Real Estate Regulations Affect U.S. Output and Welfare
3:45 pm
Matthias Breuer, Columbia University
Christian Leuz, University of Chicago and NBER
Steven Vanhaverbeke, KU Leuven

Reporting Regulation and Corporate Innovation
4:15 pm
Concluding Discussion
4:30 pm