About Regulation Magazine

In Regulation, many of the nation’s top economists, law professors, and other policy experts offer easy-to-understand guidance and insights on microeconomics and regulatory policy affecting every American’s life. For more than three decades, this quarterly journal has examined nearly every market, from agriculture to health and transportation, and nearly every government intervention, from interstate commerce to labor law and price controls.

The journal is expansive—covering the effects of policy on everything from the Internet to professional sports and everything in between—and precise—each article is anchored in microeconomic or statistical analysis. Regulation guarantees the careful, in-depth analysis you need to stay on top of regulatory and economic policymaking in Washington, D.C.

Distinguished History

Published since 1977, Regulation was started by the American Enterprise Institute and acquired by the Cato Institute in 1989. Past editors include such esteemed policy thinkers as Murray Weidenbaum and Antonin Scalia; Walter Olson and Peter Huber; Christopher C. DeMuth and William Niskanen. Peter Van Doren, a former professor at Princeton and Yale, has edited the magazine since 1999.

Read William Niskanen’s retrospective on the 25th anniversary of Regulation.

Editorial Excellence

Although Regulation’s articles are written by prominent economists, political scientists, and law professors, they are always clear and accessible to the interested policymaker or lay reader. Professors often find them useful in upper-division and graduate classes for providing a solid review of business and government.

Important Topics

Telecommunications and the FCC
Environment and the EPA
Medicine and Pharmaceuticals
Housing and Urban Development
Energy Policy
Transportation
Financial Services and Banking
Antitrust Litigation
Risk Assessment

Regulation Staff and Editorial Board

Management Staff

Editor: Peter Van Doren, Cato Institute
Managing Editor: Thomas A. Firey, Cato Institute

Production

Circulation Manager: Alan Peterson, Cato Institute
Design and Layout: David Herbick Design
Printer: The Sheridan Press
Artists: Kevin Tuma and Morgan Ballard

Editorial Advisory Board

William A. Fischel, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
H.E. Frech III, Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Richard L. Gordon, Professor Emeritus of Mineral Economics, Pennsylvania State University
Robert W. Hahn, Senior Visiting Fellow, Smith School, University of Oxford
Scott E. Harrington, Alan B. Miller Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
James J. Heckman, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Joseph P. Kalt, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Andrew N. Kleit, Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics, Pennsylvania State University
Michael C. Munger, Professor of Political Science, Duke University
Robert H. Nelson, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Maryland
Sam Peltzman, Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Chicago
George L. Priest, John M. Olin Professor of Law and Economics, Yale Law School
Paul H. Rubin, Professor of Economics and Law, Emory University
Jane S. Shaw, Executive Vice President, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
S. Fred Singer, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project
Fred Smith Jr., President, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Pablo T. Spiller, Joe Shoong Professor of International Business, University of California, Berkeley
Richard L. Stroup, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Montana State University
W. Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management, Vanderbilt University
Richard Wilson, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Clifford Winston, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Benjamin Zycher, Senior Fellow, Pacific Research Institute