The Hoover Institution hosted a conference on "Executive Power and the Rule of Law" on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 8:00am - 4:30pm.

The Hoover Institution sponsored a one-day conference addressing the vital question whether the increasing role of executive discretion at the expense of the legislative is undermining our longstanding commitment to the rule of law. Entitled, Executive Power and the Rule of Law, the conference featured six papers by leading scholars in the fields of law, political science, and economics, with an expert discussant that critiqued and elaborated on the papers.

friDAY, june 10
Time Content Presenters Discussant
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast -- --
8:45 am Welcoming Remarks by Charles Calomiris and Michael McConnell -- --
8:45 am Session 1
The New Deal and the Decline in Legislative Control of the Distribution of Federal Spending Across States
Price Fishback, University of Arizona John Wallis, University of Maryland
9:45 am Session 2
Constitutional Administration
Ilan Wurman, Winston & Strawn LLP Alexander “Sasha” Volokh, Emory University School of Law
10:45 am - 11:00 AM Break -- --
11:00 AM Session 3
Agency Discretion and Political Advocacy: Evidence from Mortgage Market Regulation 
Howard Rosenthal, New York University Charles Calomiris, Columbia University
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch -- --
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Session 4
Doing Good, Doing Well, or Doing…What? Politicians’ Limits on Private Donations
Fred McChesney, University of Miami School of Law Nate Persily, Stanford Law School
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 5
Congressional Control Over Agencies: the Problem of Executive Guidance
William Baude, University of Chicago Law School Michael Greve, George Mason School of Law
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break -- --
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Session 6
The Decline and Revitalization of Congress
Michael McConnell, Hoover Institution & Stanford Law School William Marshall, University of North Carolina School of Law
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Closing Remarks by Charles Calomiris and Michael McConnell --  
4:30 PM Meeting Adjourns -- --


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