Regulatory shaming: what do we know about the effects of disclosure of sanctions and other forms of regulatory enforcement publicity?

Evidence Based Compliance Assurance Webinar Series

In this webinar, Prof. Judith van Erp will discuss the strategic use of negative publicity as an enforcement tool. Regulators disclose information about firms’ regulatory performance – either as ‘transparency’ or as more explicit naming and shaming. Professor van Erp will discuss the aims and nature of shaming strategies; as well as empirical research assessing effects on regulatory compliance; conditions and working mechanisms. She will also reflect on issues of proportionality, stigmatization, and backfiring.

12 November 2020