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On this episode of the Fourth Branch podcast, Gregory McNeal, Pepperdine Law Professor and Chairman of the RTP’s IT and Emerging Technology working group, partners with Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Adam Thierer to discuss the law and policy frameworks impacting emerging technologies. Their talk explores the idea of permissionless innovation, collaborative acceleration, and why a cross-cutting working group focused on emerging technology is necessary for the Regulatory Transparency Project.


  • Gregory McNeal, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

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