Is Regulation Right?

CARR Discussion Paper 0 (Launch Paper)

6 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2003

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Robert Baldwin

London School of Economics - Law Department

Sabrina C. Antao Fernandez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 2000


Most of us think it proper to study regulation but it is harder to say how regulation can be carried out properly. Regulators, indeed, seem to be on a hiding to nothing - they are routinely savaged in the press, they are seldom informed that they have got it right and hardly ever told what a balanced or successful regime of regulation would like. It is accordingly worth pausing to consider why regulators have such a rough ride, whether they can ever get it right, what sort of future they can look forward to.

Keywords: regulation, risk management, organisations, government, governance

Suggested Citation

Baldwin, Robert and Antao Fernandez, Sabrina C., Is Regulation Right? (October 2000). CARR Discussion Paper 0 (Launch Paper), Available at SSRN: or

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