Rule Design: Defining the Regulator–Regulatee Relationship

In The Regulator–Regulatee Relationship in High-Hazard Industry Sectors (Jean-Christophe Le Coze, Benoît Journé, eds., Springer Nature Switzerland, 2024, p.89)

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 24-11

10 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2024

See all articles by Cary Coglianese

Cary Coglianese

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Date Written: February 17, 2024

Abstract

Rules constitute a defining feature of the relationship between regulators and regulated entities. To succeed in fostering sound risk management for society, regulators need to choose carefully how they design their rules, taking into account both their own capacities and the capabilities of those that they regulate. This article describes a two-by-two framework for rule design based on means-end and micro-macro dimensions. By adopting and applying this framework, regulators can identify the relative advantages and disadvantages of different regulatory approaches and better inform decision-making about how to define the regulator–regulate relationship.

Keywords: Regulation, rule design, regulatory instrument choice, enforcement, socio-technical systems, regulators, regulator–regulate relationship, regulatory approaches, risk management, work domain analysis

Suggested Citation

Coglianese, Cary, Rule Design: Defining the Regulator–Regulatee Relationship (February 17, 2024). In The Regulator–Regulatee Relationship in High-Hazard Industry Sectors (Jean-Christophe Le Coze, Benoît Journé, eds., Springer Nature Switzerland, 2024, p.89), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 24-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4734545

Cary Coglianese (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ( email )

3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
215-898-6867 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.upenn.edu/coglianese

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
111
Abstract Views
274
Rank
455,578
PlumX Metrics