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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

 


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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."


 

Our Latest Publications

National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations

CEQ is proposing these changes to restore regulatory provisions that existed before the Trump administration modified them in 2020.

"We recently witnessed a small but welcome step toward bipartisanship."

Susan Dudley and Sally Katzen's op-ed in Real Clear Policy highlights bipartisan reform efforts to improve regulatory policy.

Increasing Early, Transparent Consideration of Regulatory Alternatives

Agencies can do more to disclose input on regulatory alternatives during notice-and-comment processes.

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)


Video Testimonials

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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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Policy Practitioners

"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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Popular Media

"To make my stories authoritative I like to talk to analysts who have practical knowledge of regulatory policy, and that's why I keep returning to the GW Regulatory Studies Center." - Cheryl Bolen