George Mason University

Working paper

A 50-state review of regulatory procedures

The role of state regulatory agencies is to execute and enforce the statutes passed by state legislatures. Agencies do this by writing and implementing administrative rules that elaborate on unspecified details of requirements found in law. These rules themselves have the force and effect of...
Briefing paper

Fintech sandboxes: promoting innovation, encouraging competition

Regulatory burdens and uncertainty in the financial sector can cost companies money and make them risk averse. For innovators, regulators, and consumers, 'sandboxes' can provide an experimental environment for companies to test new products or services in a laxer regulatory environment, as explained in this...

Artificial intelligence and public policy

There is growing interest in the market potential of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and applications as well as in the potential risks that these technologies