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University of Chicago Law Review Publishes Lambert Response

The University of Chicago Law Review has published Professor Thom Lambert’s essay, Understanding How to Regulate.  The essay responds to a critical review of Prof. Lambert’s book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers.  The review, by Professor Lisa Heinzerling of Georgetown Law School, appeared in a recent issue of the University of Chicago Law Review. Professor Lambert’s book is the primary text for a current first-year…

SEC Commissioner Delivers Remarks at BETR Symposium

Commissioner Hester Peirce of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delivered the keynote address at a law school symposium held on February 8. The symposium, Protecting the Public While Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship: First Principles for Effective Regulation, was organized by Mizzou Law’s Business, Entrepreneurship, & Tax Law Review. Drawing on Professor Thom Lambert’s recent book, How to Regulate: A…

Do Regulatory Reform Efforts Inevitably Entrench the Administrative State?: Teleforum Set for August 22

Professor Thom Lambert and J. Kennerly Davis, Jr., will be the speakers in a teleforum scheduled on August 22, “Do Regulatory Reform Efforts Inevitably Entrench the Administrative State?” The forum brings together two speakers well-versed in regulation and regulatory reforms. But they have differing approaches and perspectives on the fundamental assumptions of the current regulatory system.…

Professor Lambert Presents at Conference about Anti-Economics Trends in Policymaking

Professor Thom Lambert recently presented at a conference in Montreal on “The Anti-Economics Trend in Technology Regulation: Lessons for Economists and Legal Scholars.”  He discussed the current push to jettison the antitrust’s consumer welfare standard in favor of a public interest standard as part of a panel “The Campaign against Economics in Antitrust, Telecom, and…

Professor Lambert Speaks at Show-Me Institute Forums

Professor Thom Lambert recently spoke at four Show-Me Institute Forums titled “Market Failure vs. Government Failure.” He shared insights from his book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers, and how regulatory efforts to correct market failures often make the problem worse. The best regulation maximizes the public good and minimizes public costs. Like a physician, policymakers should diagnose the underlying disease and…

Professor Lambert’s Institutional Investors Article Discussed in Bloomberg Opinion Piece

Matt Levine, an opinion columnist covering finance for Bloomberg, references an article written by Professor Thom Lambert of Mizzou Law and Professor Michael Sykuta of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Mizzou: “The Case for Doing Nothing About Institutional Investors’ Common Ownership of Small Stakes in Competing Firms.” Levine asks, “Should index funds be illegal?” The article written…

Professor Lambert Serves as Guest Columnist on Net Neutrality

Professor Thom Lambert wrote a guest column, “The FCC should abandon Title II and return to antitrust,” for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He argues that by repealing the rule that created net neutrality, internet service providers could become more innovative and it would incentivize them to expand broadband access in rural…

Professor Lambert Advises State and Federal Policymakers on Regulation

Professor Thom Lambert recently addressed policymakers at both the state and federal levels on principles for sound regulation. On October 26, Professor Lambert spoke to the general counsels and various staff members of Missouri regulatory agencies.  He discussed his recent book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers and offered advice on streamlining state regulations as part of regulatory reform efforts…

Professor Lambert Presents to Northwestern Law Faculty

Professor Thom Lambert recently served as the featured speaker for the faculty colloquium at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law. The subject of the colloquium was his recently published book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers. The book, which examines the tradeoffs policymakers must confront in addressing market failures, sets forth a practical approach to regulating so as to…

Professor Lambert Addresses Federalist Society at Vanderbilt Law School

Professor Thom Lambert recently addressed the Federalist Society at Vanderbilt Law School. The subject of the talk was his new book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers. He presented a general overview of the book, which prescribes principles for optimal regulation, and then applied the book’s recommended approach to a specific market failure, information asymmetry. Professor Kevin Stack of Vanderbilt Law School…