How to Address Regulations Suspended During the COVID-19 Crisis

13 May


13 May 1:00 pm - 01 Jan 2:00 pm



Washington,, D.C.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
Attempting to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels are suspending or rescinding laws and regulations that hinder timely, sensible responses to the pandemic. The temporary departure from these rules is causing many to question the need to reinstate them once the crisis subsides.
A diverse cross-section of scholars has written on why this is an important time to evaluate whether or not some of these regulations are really beneficial and how policymakers can best make these assessments.
The Mercatus Center published a policy brief, part of the COVID-19 Response series, that proposes an approach called a Fresh Start Initiative.
The Progressive Policy Institute has consistently proposed an approach to regulations that could foster more growth coming out of the pandemic while still protecting people and the environment.
This co-sponsored webinar will provide viewers with a grounded, non-partisan approach that illustrates the need to review suspended rules as well as a means of doing so.
Karen M. Czarnecki (Moderator), Mercatus Center
Patrick McLaughlin, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist,  Progressive Policy Institute
Elliot Long, Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Progressive Policy Institute
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems.
As a university-based research center, the Mercatus Center advances knowledge about how markets work to improve people’s lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying economics to find solutions for society’s most pressing problems
The Progressive Policy Institute is a catalyst for policy innovation and political reform based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to create radically pragmatic ideas for moving America beyond ideological and partisan deadlock.
Today, PPI is developing fresh proposals for stimulating U.S. economic innovation and growth; equipping all Americans with the skills and assets that social mobility in the knowledge economy requires; modernizing an overly bureaucratic and centralized public sector; and, defending liberal democracy in a dangerous world.

Online registration is not available for this event.