Who's Who: Session B2


Session B2. Social Impacts of Regulations


- Elisabeth Hvas

Deputy permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Denmark


Elisabeth Hvas is in charge of coordination reform of the public sector with a special focus upon better regulation, leadership and quality development.
She has had different leadership positions within the Ministry of Finance for the last 10 years and has been member of PGC since 2003. Elisabeth Hvas is master of political science.











- Matthew Adler

UPenn Law School, Leon Meltzer Professor of Law, United States


Matthew Adler is the Leon Meltzer Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia. His work focuses on policy analysis and risk regulation, drawing from law, economics, and philosophy. He is the author or editor of numerous articles and books, including New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis (Harvard, 2006); Cost-Benefit Analysis: Legal, Economic and Philosophical Perspectives (Chicago, 2000); and the forthcoming Well-Being and Equity: A Framework for Policy Analysis, which systematically discusses how to integrate considerations of fair distribution into policy analysis (Oxford, 2011). Adler is an editor of Legal Theory, the leading journal in the area of law and philosophy. He has received four awards for excellence in teaching, including the university-wide Lindback Award (2007).












- Etienne Marie

General Inspector, General Inspectorate for Social Affairs, Ministry of Health and Sports, France


Etienne Marie is a former alumni from the French National School of Administration, and has had responsibilities in a range of ministries responsible for social affairs since 1978. From 1978-1982, he was in charge of family benefits and from 1984-86, with the financing of social security and then of pensions (1986-1991). He was in charge of social relations and social protection at Electricité de France from 1991-93. Mr. Marie then became General-Director at the National Family Benefit Funds (CNAF) (1993-99). In charge of implementing the organic law relative to the finance law in social ministries, he was Director from 2002-09 responsible for overall support functions, including regulatory quality. He was nominated General-Inspector for social affairs in 2009. Etienne Marie regularly publishes material on public policy, including in the French review for social regulation (Droit Social) and the French review for Public Finance (Revue Française des Financces Publiques) contributing from a practitioner’s standpoint, including sharing views on the complexity of laws and regulations.











- Ron Blackwell

Chief Economist, American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations, (AFL-CIO), United States


Ron Blackwell is Chief Economist of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Unions (AFL-CIO) in the United States where he coordinates the economic agenda of the union federation. Ron chairs the TUAC Economic Policy Working Group at the OECD and the Board of the Baltimore Branch of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank.  He also serves on he Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design of The National Academies. Ron recently received the Nat Weinberg Award from the Walter P. Reuther Library for service to the labor movement and social justice. Before coming to the AFL-CIO, Ron was assistant to the president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) and chief economist of UNITE. Before joining the labor movement, Ron was an academic dean in the Seminar College of the New School for Social Research in New York where he taught economics, politics and philosophy.






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