June 8, 2012 - "Beyond Compliance Costs: The Other Economic Impacts of Regulation" - Penn Program on Regulation held a conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss the wider financial and economic costs and benefits of regulation. Participants acknowledged that, despite popular belief, the impact of a majority of regulation on employment can be actually fairly negligible, with a myriad of implications not investigated to their utmost. The workshop included a variety of perspectives from the fields of law, politics, government, economics, agriculture, and many others. Possible solutions were offered, including the possibility of an external body to do employment impacts on regulation. Participants included Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Penn Program on Regulation; Adam Finkel, Executive Director, PPR; Adriana Kugler, Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor; Ron Shadbegian, Economist for Benefits Assessment and Methods Development Division at the National Center for Environmental Economics, US EPA; Sandra Hoffmann, Senior Economist at Food Economics Division of the USDA Economic Research Service; Michael Toffel, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School; Al McGartland, Director of the National Center for Environmental Economics at US EPA; Wendy Wagner, Joe A. Worsham Centennial Professor at the University of Texas School of Law; Richard Williams, Director of Policy Research at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; John D. Graham, Dean of Indiana University's School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Former Administrator at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; Richard Morgenstern, Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future; Michael Livermore, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law; Clifford Winston, Senior Fellow of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution.