The Information Economy Project’s Tullock Lecture Featuring Big Ideas About Information: Dr. Robert Crandall, Brookings
Regulation, Deregulation, and the Information Economy: Dr. Robert Crandall of the Brookings Institution spoke at Clemson on October 31 as part of the Information Economy Project’s Tullock Lecture series. Crandall, whose current research focuses on telecommunications policy, reviewed evidence showing how complex and costly health, safety and environmental regulation is thwarting job and income gains, while producing fewer benefits than are possible with better-crafted rules. He advocates for market-based incentives, including an approach that would replace the EPA’s Clean Power Plan with a carbon tax. Crandall holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where he taught economics. He has also taught at MIT, Maryland, George Washington University and Stanford. He is the author of several books including, with Cliff Winston and Vikram Maheshri, First Thing We Do: Let’s Deregulate All the Lawyers (Washington, D.C.: Brookings, 2011).