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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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EPA's New Science Advisory Process

EPA’s new process for engaging its science advisors would embed them in every step of the rulemaking process, which risks diminishing the independence of their review and possibly foreclosing consideration of important research, perspectives, and policy options.

Notice and Comment Policymaking During Uncertain Times

The notice and comment process—in which governments make public draft policies and solicit feedback on these proposals—is seen as a vehicle for promoting transparency, participation, and responsiveness in policymaking.

Comparing Regulatory Uncertainty with Other Policy Uncertainty Measures

Economic research shows that increased uncertainty can lead to significant reductions in hiring, investment, consumption, and output in the economy. Among many types of uncertainty, policy uncertainty has gained increased attention during recent years.

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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."
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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."
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