The Research on Effective Government: Inspection and Compliance Workshop, co-sponsored by the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy at the University of Maryland and the Harvard Business School, will be a forum for in-depth discussion of how research can inform effective strategies for achieving regulatory compliance. Participants will include academic researchers and leaders from a variety of enforcement agencies. Sessions at the workshop will focus on improving the targeting of firms for inspections, the conduct of inspections once an inspector arrives on site, enforcement actions such as fining violators or imposing other sanctions, and other actions that can be taken to improve compliance. The program also will include panel discussions on future challenges in compliance, data resources available for studying compliance activities, new directions in academic research on compliance, and new agency initiatives.
Participation in the workshop is by invitation only; anyone interested in learning more should contact Professor Ginger Jin. Information including the workshop’s agenda, time, and location may be found on the MCEP’s workshop details page. An agenda is also available for download here.