The National Academy of Public Administration asked its Fellows for advice for the first four years of the Biden Administration, here is Susan Dudley's contribution:
"Introduce more rigor into understanding the distributional impacts of regulatory policies. This is especially important because well-organized and politically-connected groups have outsized influence in the regulatory process and can shape regulatory policy to benefit their interests at the expense of more diffuse interests. Developing analytical tools to estimate the opportunity costs of alternative approaches with an emphasis on how regulatory solutions affect disadvantaged, vulnerable, or marginalized communities is an important step in making regulations more accountable, transparent, effective, and just."
Susan E. Dudley
Distinguished Professor of Practice, Trachtenberg School
Director, GW Regulatory Studies Center