The Hoover Institution hosted "Tools of Regulatory Reform: Maintaining Executive and Constitutional Order" on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM EDT.

This year's conference program focuses on two questions:

  • The first concerns the flood of orders from single-district judges enjoining major policy changes from the Trump administration, particularly the novel role of state attorneys general as plaintiffs in cases involving national policy, and the authority of such courts to issue nationwide injunctions extending to parties not present before the court.
  • The second is the improvement of techniques to enact regulatory reform, especially with regard to cost-benefit analysis of legislation and potential presidential actions to restore Constitutional order.

This conference brings together economists, legal scholars, economic historians, and political scientists to set the stage for a rich interdisciplinary conversation on some of the most significant issues of the day.


FRIDAY, june 21
Time Content presenters discussant


Opening Remarks by Charles Calomiris and Michael McConnell




Title - State Litigants as Federal Policymakers

Tara Grove, William & Mary Law School

Will Baude, University of Chicago



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10:45-12:00 pM

Title - The Future of the Nationwide Injunction

Sam Bray, University of Notre Dame

David Engstrom, Stanford University

12:00-12:45 PM

Lunch Presentation
Title - Judicial Fortitude

Peter Wallison, American Enterprise Institute


12:45-2:00 PM

Title - How Legislation Cost Benefit Can Be Improved

Bob Topel, University of Chicago

Price Fishback, University of Arizona

2:00-2:15 PM




2:15-4:00 PM

Title - Presidential Reform of the Regulatory State

Chris DeMuth, Hudson Institute

Adam White, Stanford University

4:00-4:15 PM

Closing Remarks by Charles Calomiris and Michael McConnell



4:15 PM

Meeting Adjourns




Session 1 - State Litigants As Federal Policymakers

Session 2 - The Future Of The Nationwide Injunction

Lunch Presentation - Judicial Fortitude

Session 3 - How Legislation Cost Benefit Can Be Improved

Session 4 - Presidential Reform Of The Regulatory State

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