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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

 


"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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How Should the Court Respond to the Combination of Political Polarity, Legislative Impotence, and Executive Branch Overreach?

Working paper examines how extreme political polarization in the U.S. contributes to degraded effectiveness at all three branches of the federal government.

Notice the Comment?

An examination of 1,000+ instances of notice and comment policymaking by government in China at the central, provincial, and municipal levels.

Regulating Without Purpose

How do we measure success if we don’t know what we’re trying to accomplish? If we don’t know why we are spurred to action, how do we distinguish progress from h

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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

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