website is dedicated to technological and institutional issues
related to e-rulemaking. It makes research papers, policy
documents, conference materials, and key websites accessible
to anyone who is interested in the use of information technology
in the regulatory process.
to the use of digital technologies by government agencies
in the rulemaking process. Each year, regulatory agencies
-- such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental
Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, and Nuclear
Regulatory Commission -- collectively issue thousands of new
rules which have the binding effect of law on businesses,
professionals, and citizens. How these agencies make and implement
these regulations can have significant effects on the economy
as well as on the advancement of important social goals. Appropriate
use of information technology is thought to hold the potential
for helping agencies manage the rulemaking process more effectively,
enhance the legitimacy of their regulatory decisions, and
promote more cost-effective compliance.
Regulatory Policy Program
Policy Program draws together faculty from across Harvard
University who study and contribute to regulatory policymaking
at all levels of government. The Program fosters and disseminates
research, engages policymakers, and trains current and future
leaders in the public and private sectors. Our faculty play
leading roles across a broad range of areas of economic and
social regulation, as well as focus on issues of regulatory
process and management that cut across different policy fields.
For more information about the Regulatory Policy Program,
please visit our program website.