The consumer advocacy community often favors regulations aimed at protecting consumer and worker health and safety and establishing employment rights. Business interests–and the politicians that support those interests–are constantly telling us that regulations–all regulations–are "job killers." But where's the evidence? A conference held yesterday and today at Penn Law School addresses the question of the effect–positive or negative–on employment. Here's the agenda. It's too late to attend, but the agenda will give you an idea of studies and papers that are likely to be generated by this conference.