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Cass R. Sunstein

Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard
OIRA Administrator under President Obama

"The GW Regulatory Studies Center has done phenomenal work in cataloguing and analyzing reforms in regulatory policy...[it is] a national treasure."



 

Improving regulatory policy
through research, education, and outreach.

 


Our Research

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Promotes best practices for regulatory analysis

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Improves regulatory processes and institutions

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Serves as a source for objective information

 


 

Our Latest Publications

Congress Targets Six Trump Administration Regulations for Elimination Under the CRA

The Democrat-led Congress has targeted six regulations for elimination including actions issued by the EEOC, EPA, Treasury, HHS, SSA, and the SEC.

Developing Regulatory Alternatives Through Early Input

The following seven recommendations are, in large part, designed to help mitigate the inconsistency between what agencies do and what they describe in the documents they publicly release:

A Project Worth Watching at OIRA

Building up effective benefit-cost analyses was difficult when President Clinton authored EO 12866 in 1993, so too will be building out better distributional analysis under President Biden’s “Modernizing Regulatory Review” Memorandum. It was worth the effort then, and it will be worth the effort now.

What We Are Working On

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"Your input and expertise during the drafting of the Early Participation in Regulations Act of 2019 and SMART Act of 2019 was invaluable."

Joint Statement

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
Senator James Lankford (R-OK)


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GW Alum

"The GW Regulatory Studies Center provided me with the analytical skills I needed, and gave me a sense of community as an international student." - Ana Maria Zárate Moreno

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GW Faculty

"It is rare to find a situation where you have a community of scholars who are so accomplished all studying regulation in one place." - Christopher Carrigan

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"The GW Regulatory Studies Center gives students hands on experience that I craved when I was in school. Programs like this are simply invaluable." - Shawne McGibbon

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