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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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Review of In the Web of Politics: Three Decades of the U.S. Federal Executive

Aberbach and Rockman draw on more than two decades of research to support their argument that the quality, morale, and responsiveness of presidential appointees and senior civil servants have not declined in the manner suggested by some critics of the bureaucracy.

(Mis)Applications of Behavioral Economics to Regulation

In this paper, Smith evaluates the recent promotion of libertarian paternalism as a viable means of coordinating market activities. In doing so, Smith challenges the notion that “anti-antipaternalism” logically follows from the findings in behavioral economics.

Public Commenting on Federal Agency Regulations

This report, commissioned by the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), investigates agency practices in soliciting, circulating, and responding to public comments during the federal rulemaking process.

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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)


 

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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

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

"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

Popular Media

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