September 15, 2011 - "Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation" - There are many in the US who oppose regulation for a variety of reasons. With the recent economic recession, environmental disasters, public health crises, some blame regulatory measures for being either too costly and restricting job and economic growth or are unable to do the job that these measures are purported to do. Penn Program on Regulation recently hosted a conference regarding this crisis of confidence in US regulation. Participants were from major universities and presented their papers and research on the perception of regulation, its current issues, and future regulatory solutions. Conference participants included: Chris Carrigan, PPR Fellow; Michael Fitts, Dean of Penn Law; Richard Revesz, Dean of NYU Law; Jonathan Baron, Penn Psychology; Matthew Baum, Harvard Kennedy School; Lori Bennear, Duke Nicholas School; Bill Bratton, Penn Law; Jonathan Klick, Penn Law; Susan Moffitt, Brown University Political Science; Roberta Romano, Yale Law; Ted Ruger, Penn Law; Adam Levitin, Georgetown Law; Susan Yackee, Wisconsin Political Science; Richard Berk, Penn Criminology/Statistics; Adam Finkel, Penn Program on Regulation; Jill Fisch, Penn Law; Robert Kagan, UC Berkeley Law; Howard Kunreuther, Wharton; Jerry Mashaw, Yale Law; John Mendeloff, Pittsburgh/RAND; David Zaring, Wharton.