It’s a rallying cry heard on both sides of the aisle: government is the puppet of special interest groups. Allegations often concern Big Money’s control over Congress, yet federal agencies also are accused of falling victim to special interest influence. The control that industries exert over the federal regulatory bodies meant to regulate them is called “regulatory capture.” Recently, the Administrative Conference of the United States, a federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process, held a forum exploring the issue.
RegBlog has compiled the following set of resources for learning about the history of regulatory capture, its effects on public policy, and remedies to corruption.
Background Academic Papers:
Additional Articles and Op-Eds:
This resource list is part of RegBlog’s sixteen-part series, Rooting Out Regulatory Capture.