Perpetuating Puffery: An Analysis of the Composition of OMB's Reported Benefits of Regulation
Improving regulatory policy
through research, education, and outreach.
Promotes best practices for regulatory analysis
Improves regulatory processes and institutions
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
Drawing Inspiration from James Q. Wilson’s “Bureaucracy”
Few have had as much influence on my development as a researcher as Professor James Q. Wilson.
Regulatory Subsidies: A Primer
Subsidies are a commonplace feature of government programs, and can be found in regulatory programs as well as in budget expenditures and in the tax code. An accurate accounting of regulatory subsidies, accessible to the general public, could improve government regulation by helping to ensure that such subsidies are used only when, and to the degree that, they serve a sound public purpose.
"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)
"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
"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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— Cheryl Bolen