Regulatory Institutions in Developing Countries

Session Organizer:
Andrew Schrank
Saturday, June 25, 2016: 4:15 PM-5:45 PM
126 Barrows (Barrows Hall)
This panel explores the origins and performance of regulatory agencies in developing countries. The four papers cover a range of developing countries—in Africa, Asia, and Latin America—and a number of regulatory spheres: investment, intellectual property, labor and employment, and the rules governing the civil service itself. Collectively, they speak to the roles of domestic and international factors in conditioning the behaviour and evolution of regulatory agencies.
Do Weberian Bureaucracies Lead to Markets or Vice Versa?
Yuen Yuen Ang, University of Michigan
Do Trips Flexibilities Matter? An Empirical Analysis of Pharmaceutical Patenting in Developing Countries
Kenneth Shadlen, London School of Economics; Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University