This course will provide students with an overview of government regulation and the regulatory process, particularly those regulations focusing on health, safety, and the environment. We will use theories and evidence from economics, law, and policy to help students answer five questions relating to regulation: Why regulate? How are regulatory rules made? How are regulations enforced? How do we determine whether regulations are successful? What alternatives exist to regulation? Students will have an opportunity to apply what they have learned to a regulatory area of their own choosing.