The recent presidential and congressional elections present a rare opportunity to significantly reform the modern administrative state. And the task of reform requires a deeper understanding of the modern administrative institutions’ origins. The Hoover Institution’s Regulation and the Rule of Law Initiative continues to encourage the interdisciplinary development of significant scholarship on these issues. 

FRIDAY, June 23
Time Content presenters

8:30 AM



8:55 AM

Welcoming Remarks by Charles Calomiris and Michael McConnell


9:00 AM

Title - On the Nature of Limits in the Concept of Limited Government

Title - The Origins of Economic Regulation in the United States: The Interstate Commerce and Bureau of Animal Industry Acts

Title - The Unvanquished: The Administrative State and the Federal Communications Commission

John Wallis – University of Maryland

Alan Olmstead – University of California at Davis

Harold Furchtgott-Roth – Hudson Institute

10:30-10:45 AM



10:45-12:15 PM

Title - Working Paper: Red State, Blue State- Federalism for All?

Title - The “Administrative Process” in the 1940s Court

Title - Modernizing the Administrative Procedure Act

Vicki Jackson – Harvard Law School

Aditya Bamzai – University of Virginia School of Law

Christopher Walker – Ohio State Law School

12:15-1:15 PM



1:15-2:00 PM

Title - Today’s Opportunities for Reform: Panel Discussion

Chris DeMuth – Hudson Institute

Michael McConnell – Stanford Law School

Charles Calomiris – Columbia Business School

2:00 PM




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