Brief book review – Achieving Regulatory Excellence

Cary Coglianese (Editor), 2017, Brookings Institution Press, 322 pages. In Achieving Regulatory Excellence, Professor Gary Coglianese (Director of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania) joins forces with the global top of thought-leaders in regulation. It brings together the best thinking about regulation in the world, and it tests the boundaries of … Continue reading Brief book review – Achieving Regulatory Excellence

Brief book review – The Behavioural Insights Team, Annual Report 2017-2018

The Behavioural Insights Team, London, 66 pages. The Annual Reports of the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) is always an interesting regulatory read at the start of the calendar year. Their 2017-2018 report, for example, gives insight into recent regulatory interventions in 31 countries. These range from tackling tuberculosis in Moldavia to strengthening the Met Police … Continue reading Brief book review – The Behavioural Insights Team, Annual Report 2017-2018

Brief book review – Regulatory Crisis: Negotiating the Consequences of Risk, Disasters and Crises

Bridget M. Hutter and Sally M. Lloyd-Bostock, 2017, Cambridge University Press, 259 pages. In Regulatory Crisis: Negotiating the Consequences of Risk, Disasters and Crises, Professors Bridget Hutter and Sally Lloyd-Bostock (both London School of Economics) seek to understand when a disaster becomes a crisis for regulators. They provide in-depth case studies of five disasters that … Continue reading Brief book review – Regulatory Crisis: Negotiating the Consequences of Risk, Disasters and Crises

Behavioural insights for effective regulation: 10 of my favourite (popular science) books

At the Regulatory Clinics, people ask me what books to read to gain a better understanding of the biases and heuristics uncovered in the behavioural sciences, and the innovative regulatory responses that build on behavioural insights. Serving the rapid growth of interest in behavioural sciences from policymakers and practitioners, scholars from various fields (including behavioural … Continue reading Behavioural insights for effective regulation: 10 of my favourite (popular science) books