This seminar is for state regulators and senior commission staff who have an interest in network industries such as telecommunications and energy.
The seminar draws on the expertise of leading academics, practitioners, and scholars and distills the critical law and economics issues that arise in closely-regulated network industries and presents them in a coherent fashion. In particular, it highlights the important tools provided by neoclassical economics, new institutional economics, “code as law,” Schumpeter, and public choice theory. The curriculum also includes a discussion of corporate finance principles, risk valuation, new and emerging energy markets, and the cybersecurity threat as applied to regulation.
IMPORTANT: Because we believe a small group facilitates the best learning environment, registration will be capped at 25 participants and we reserve the right to limit the number of participants per state.
The IRLE is an educational and outreach program of the University of Colorado Silicon Flatirons Center to sharpen the tools required for principled and thoughtful regulatory decision making.
Ethics Statement:The IRLE is organized by the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado, a 501c3 research center at a public university. We have a diverse group of donors that make donations to support the Center as an educational forum with no corporate influence. All donors have no authority or input regarding the IRLE content or agenda. We also do not advertise any donors at the event and and only governmental officials are invited to participate. It is the mission of the IRLE to provide objective, educational content provided by scholars with no proprietary interests.