Different countries have many problems in common with one another. Their solutions are sometimes fairly similar, but there are also significant differences. Comparative regulation explores the public and private character of regulatory governance, exploring how regulatory instruments and functions differ across distinct jurisdictions, exploring in particular, divergences and convergences across Ireland, Europe and America. Co-located at the law schools in University College Dublin and at the University of Minnesota, this seminar draws on faculty at both institutions to provide a thematic analysis of the contemporary regulatory challenges in this field. The seminar will cover several different topics: financial regulation, corporate governance, corporate finance, and tax.