David Levi-Faur and Reimut Zohlnhöfer are putting together a panel on the “Regulatory State after the Crisis” for the Seventh Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, to be organized at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, from 4-6 July 2018. You’ll find the panel proposal below. If you would like to submit a paper for that panel, please send an abstract to reimut.zohlnhoefer@ipw.uni-heidelberg.de until 1 December 2017.


The Regulatory State after the Crisis

From the 1980s until the financial crisis began in 2007, liberalization and regulation-for-competition were the dominant economic policy paradigm. Markets were de/re/regulated, state-owned enterprises privatized and government spending curbed. 10 years after the crisis began, it seems worth taking stock of the empirical developments of the last decade: Has the financial crisis and the great recession that followed it put an end to the liberalization trend? Has the regulatory state been strengthened? Or has the crisis only been a hiccup without any lasting impact on the liberalization process? Questions like these will be discussed in our panel. We are looking for empirical accounts of changes in regulation and government intervention more generally in the last decade. We are both interested in quantitative work and case studies and welcome contributions on developed or developing countries.



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