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The latest from the GW Regulatory Studies Center 

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Regulatory Impact Analysis & Litigation Risk

This working paper by Christopher Carrigan, Jerry Ellig, and Zhoudan Xie grapples with agency regulatory impact analyses and their connection with legal challenges to rules.



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What We're Working On


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USDA Reports

The GW Regulatory Studies Center's cooperative agreements with the US Department of Agriculture analyze agricultural regulations in a series of reports.

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Congressional Review Act

Whether you think the policy is vital to democratic governance or an improper check on agency actions, we have the details and analysis you're looking for!

Issue Areas & Publications 

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Energy & Environment

How do rules that change energy efficiency standards affect individual consumers and the overall economy?

Making A Difference

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Cass R. Sunstein

Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard Law School
OIRA Administrator (Obama)

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



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Shawne McGibbon

General Counsel, ACUS
Graduate of GW Law

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



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James Lankford

United States Senator from Oklahoma

"I am grateful for the non-partisan expertise and information that I can trust from the GW Regulatory Studies Center."