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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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Regulation and Jobs

The effects of regulation on jobs have been a heated theme in contemporary political debate. Little attention has been paid to regulatory uncertainty, and yet its impact on employment has a basis in the economic theory.

The Consumer Protection and Recovery Act

An article co-authored by Howard Beales, professor emeritus of strategic management and public policy at the George Washington University School of Business and senior scholar at the GW Regulatory Studies Center, was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in a ruling issued earlier this month limiting the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to recover monetary relief for consumers defrauded by companies that use deceptive practices.

Unsupervised Use of Opioid Treatment Medications

Methadone, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder, can only be dispensed to patients at federally regulated opioid treatment programs. This restriction grew out of concerns about diversion and overdose.

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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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