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Corralling Capture

9 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2013  

David Freeman Engstrom

Stanford Law School

Date Written: October 17, 2013


This Essay, an edited version of remarks made at the 2012 Federalist Society Annual Student Symposium, assesses recent scholarship on regulatory “capture” within the administrative state and calls for more rigor in how we frame and deploy the concept.

Keywords: capture, administrative state, regulation, public choice theory

Suggested Citation

Engstrom, David Freeman, Corralling Capture (October 17, 2013). Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 36, 2013; Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2341810. Available at SSRN:

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