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Concluding Thoughts, by Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand

*This is the eleventh and final post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. Writing a book review, especially when that book weighs in at 1,200 pages, is an act of generosity. We are so […]

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On “NPU-ness,” by David Singh Grewal

*This is the tenth post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. The arrival of the first new casebook on regulated industries—what its authors call “Network, Platform, and Utility” (NPU) law—in a quarter century is […]

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The Political Economy of NPU Law, by Amy Kapczynski

*This is the ninth post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. One of the things that constituted the neoliberal era in law schools was a mainstreaming of a very particular view about markets. Markets […]

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Money and Banking through the “Networks, Platforms, & Utilities” Lens: Preliminary Thoughts, by Saule T. Omarova

*This is the eighth post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. Writing a law textbook is a huge task. Writing a textbook that takes a panoramic view of multiple substantive issues and areas of […]

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What Are Networks, Platforms, and Utilities and What Should We Do with Them? by Josh Macey and Genevieve Lakier

*This is the seventh post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. Networks, Platforms and Utilities (NPU) is an ambitious book.It covers an enormous range of industries and regulatory frameworks—everything from banking to the postal […]

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NPU and the Long Interregnum, by William Boyd

*This is the sixth post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. When I went to law school, after having spent years studying the political economy of particular industries (energy, forest products, chicken processing, agricultural […]

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What’s In a Name? Reimagining Networks, Platforms, and Utilities, by Sharon Jacobs

*This is the fifth post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. The new casebook by Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton and Lev Menand on the law and policy of networks, platforms, and utilities […]

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“What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?” Dismantling Neoliberal Pieties One Foundational Sector at a Time, by Yochai Benkler

*This is the fourth post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. “We encourage you to think of it as offering something like a liberal arts education in the structural foundations of American capitalism.” (p. […]

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An “Outsider’s” View of NPU Law and Policy, by Wendy Wagner

*This is the third post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. In the preface to the 1994 edition of Economic Regulation: Cases and Materials (a precursor to Networks, Platforms, and Utilities (NPU) Law & […]

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On the Infrastructural Nature of NPUs, by Brett M. Frischmann

*This is the second post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. Networks, Platforms, and Utilities is the casebook I wish I’d written. It’s also the casebook I wish I’d had available for the past […]

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From Handler’s Trade Regulation to Ricks, Sitaraman, Welton, and Menand’s Networks, Platforms, and Utilities, by William J. Novak

*This is the first post in a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. One of my prized possessions is an unsolicited letter I received after publishing my very first academic article in August 1993. The article, […]

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Introduction to the Symposium on Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy, by Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand

*This is the introduction to a symposium on Morgan Ricks, Ganesh Sitaraman, Shelley Welton, and Lev Menand’s “Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law and Policy.” For other posts in the series, click here. We are grateful to the Yale Journal on Regulation for hosting this symposium on our new law school casebook, Networks, Platforms, and Utilities: Law […]

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Step Aside Chester Bowles, by Cary Coglianese

*This is the introduction to a symposium on Cynthia Giles’ “Next Generation Compliance: Environmental Regulation for the Modern Era.” For other posts in the series, click here. Regulations on the books can do little good if they are seldom followed. Only if regulations induce compliance—and change the behavior of the businesses and other entities to which […]

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Environmental Regulation in the U.S.: Popular Myths, the Reality, and How to Do it Better, by Catherine R. McCabe

*This is the first post on a symposium on Cynthia Giles’ “Next Generation Compliance: Environmental Regulation for the Modern Era.” For other posts in the series, click here. With her new book Next Generation Compliance: Environmental Regulation for the Modern Era, Cynthia Giles offers a comprehensive and uniquely well-informed view of the state of compliance with […]

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Human Behavior and the Design of Environmental Rules: A Commentary on Cynthia Giles’ Next Generation Compliance: Environmental Regulation for the Modern Era, by Paul J. Ferraro

*This is the second post on a symposium on Cynthia Giles’ “Next Generation Compliance: Environmental Regulation for the Modern Era.” For other posts in the series, click here. Environmental problems are human behavior problems. Thus, designing environmental solutions relies as much on our understanding of how best to change human behavior as it relies on our […]