Regulatory capture

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Updated: Aug 20, 2021

The tendency of regulators to identify with the interest of the industry they are supposed to regulate. This occurs when a public authority charged with regulating an industry in the public interest comes to identify the public interest with the interests of producers in the industry, rather than the interests of its customers, or the general public.

Reference: Oxford Press Dictonary of Economics, 5th edt.



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