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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

 


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


Cass R. Sunstein
Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard
OIRA Administrator Under President Obama


 

Our Latest Publications

 

Economically Significant Final Rules Published by Presidential Year

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Regulatory Body Shops

Contractors fulfill many more functions in the rulemaking process than is commonly understood, with important implications for legality and public interest.

The Strange Case of United States v. Google

Google represents 29% of the market for online advertising. Does this amount to monopolization?

2022 Regulatory Year In Review

Top ten trends in federal agency actions for 2022

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Current Highlights

 


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


 

Video Testimonials

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

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

Policy Practitioners

"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

Popular Media

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