Domestic Public Policy

Regulatory Capture and Financialization

Grant Year: 2018

Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles will lead an effort to explore how interest groups capture the regulatory process in ways that can stifle economic growth and limit upward mobility. They will commission research in several areas, such as financial regulation, occupational licensing, and land-use regulation, to assess whether powerful actors have been able to win protection for their interests through what the authors term “regressive regulation.” The research will appear on a website.

Niskanen Center Domestic Public Policy