The Federal Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics is a pioneering effort devoted to providing federal policymakers with the analytical tools necessary for evaluating the interplay between legislation, regulation and technological dynamism. FIRLE is further committed to building a community of legislative professionals with expertise in this important area.
Through reading assignments, lectures, small group discussions and a series of "hands-on" economic experiments, FIRLE attendees explore the dominant schools of economic thought, including neoclassical economics, the Chicago School, and transaction cost economics. Subject matter also will include materials and discussion on public choice theory, network economics, trends in technological development and their implications for policy, and theories of regulation.
Presentations from past FIRLE conferences are available here.