Ideas and Interest in the Economic Analysis of Regulation

August, 2020

In honor of Yandle’s 85th birthday in 2018, a gathering of colleagues and students convened to reflect on and honor his productive career and to advance research inspired by his work. This Festschrift, edited by Donald J. Boudreaux and Roger Meiners, includes original essays and reflections, drafted for and discussed at the 2018 symposium, that pay tribute to Yandle, a scholar of unusual ability as a teacher and researcher. The volume concludes with an essay by Yandle himself, looking back on his career and the state of economics and policy making today and issuing a call to action for the next generation of scholars and teachers in political economy. 

In this chapter, Peter J. Boettke & J.R. Clark address the roles of ideas and interest in the economic analysis of regulation.

Are Regulations the Answer for Emerging Stock Markets?

September 2, 2008

Does the emergence of a stock market require a well-developed legal and/or regulatory system? This article provides an in depth case study of the Czech stock market and finds that (a) Czech capital markets have been hindered by government intervention from their beginning, (b) that the evidence on Poland's superior performance is not as strong as suggested, and (c) that Czech regulators seem to be unqualified, lack the proper incentives, and are unlikely to benefit the market.

Read the article at ScienceDirect.

Citation: Boettke, Peter, Edward Stringham and J.R. Clark. "Are Regulations the Answer for Emerging Stock Markets? Evidence from the Czech Republic and Poland."  Quarterly Review of Economics & Finance 48, no. 3 (2008): 541-566.