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News and Events

The GW Regulatory Studies Center scholars regularly host and participate in events on regulatory policy.  Their expertise is also featured in op-eds, and reports in leading media outlets.

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Our 10th Anniversary

A decade of improving policy through research, education, and outreach.

Our sincerest thank you to the GW community, our contributors, and supporters who helped make the past decade possible for our students, faculty, and staff!

Delivering the Goods.

Delivering the Goods

Forty years ago, President Carter signed two landmark pieces of legislation that largely eliminated federal control over prices, entry, and exit in the interstate trucking and freight rail industries. We organized three panels to assess their effects.

Panel discussion.

25 Years of EO 12866

This event brought together Office of Information and Regulatory Analysis administrators from the Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations, along with thought leaders from the academy, executive agencies, and Congress.


Susan Dudley's column in Forbes!



President Biden’s sweeping new executive order aimed at promoting competition includes some promising actions but also many that will likely inhibit competition, not promote it. Substituting agencies’ judgments for voluntary market interactions will dampen innovation and harm consumers and workers.


Better regulation is a priority on both sides of the Atlantic, but recent directives from Europe and the U.S. reveal very different strategies for achieving it. While the U.S. is accelerating its use of regulations with little attention to costs, the E.U. is capping regulatory burdens with a budget


The first two months of the Biden-Harris administration indicate a departure from the traditional regulatory review practices embraced by both Democratic and Republican administrations. The President’s policies and appointments appear to chart a much more progressive course on regulation.


On day one of his administration, President Biden signed an executive order targeting a list of Trump era environmental regulations for rescission. However, a dispassionate review of two EPA rules on the list suggests they could help, not hinder, his ambitious regulatory goals.


Changes in administration always bring out advocates for rethinking practices and policies, and that’s healthy. But calls for abandoning benefit-cost analysis are tired old ideas that failed to take hold in the Clinton and Obama administrations and should fail again.



Civil service reform is important, but one has to wonder why the Trump administration is undertaking it with only a few weeks left in the administration. More baffling, why are they targeting OMB, the government agency most responsible for government accountability and evidence-based decisions?



Midnight regulation is upon us and it may be more chaotic than usual and not just because of Donald Trump’s personality. Since his presidency is ending after one term, his administrators may be more rushed than in previous transitions. On the other hand, career staff may hinder their efforts.



Without a Democratic majority in the Senate, President-elect Biden may not be able to achieve policy goals through legislation, but, as long as he has a pen, he can accomplish a lot with presidential directives.


While we don’t know the outcome of Tuesday’s election, the Biden team must be considering their options for reversing Trump regulatory actions if they win the White House. Here’s a roadmap to a regulatory reset.


Fact checking President Trump’s deregulatory claims: Behind the puffery lies some truth.



Oversight, Delegation, Bargaining, and Control by the U.S. Congress

  • Event hosted by the American Political Science Association.
  • Featuring Daniel R. Pérez.
  • Friday, October 1 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm EDT.


Check back here soon for more!



Competition at a Crossroads: Will the Executive Order on Competition Advance Competition, or Restrict It?

Virtual event hosted by the Federalist Society featuring Howard Beales on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm EDT

2021 Trachtenberg School Conversation Series: Mass, Bot, and Fake Comments on Rulemaking

Virtual event hosted by the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, featuring Steven Balla, Bridget Dooling, and Susan Dudley on Wednesday, July 18, 2021 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET.

Immigration Policymaking in the Biden Administration

Virtual event hosted by the Regulatory Transparency Project, featuring Susan Dudley on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET

The Path Forward on Agency Guidance

Virtual event hosted by the Regulatory Transparency Project, featuring Bridget Dooling on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET

Treating Substance Abuse Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Virtual event hosted by the National Association of Attorneys General, featuring Bridget Dooling and Laura Stanley on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET.

Hot Topics in the Regulatory World

Virtual event hosted by Women in Government Relations, featuring Susan E. Dudley on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Modernizing Public Comment: Potential, Perils, and Pitfalls

Virtual event hosted by the American Bar Association Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, featuring Steven Balla and Bridget Dooling on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Amending the EPA's Environmental Appeals Board

Virtual event hosted by the Environmental Law Institute featuring Brian Mannix on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Economic Measurement Conference

Virtual Event hosted by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence featuring Zhoudan Xie and Tara Sinclair on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 10:00 am - 11:30

ABA AdLaw Spring CLE Conference

Virtual event hosted by the American Bar Association Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section featuring Bridget Dooling on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Federal Forecasters Conference

Virtual event hosted by the Federal Forecasters Consortium featuring Zhoudan Xie on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

MPSA Annual Conference

Virtual event hosted by the Midwest Political Science Association, featuring Christopher Carrigan and Zhoudan Xie, Friday April 16 at 6:20 pm

Wayne Law Review Spring Symposium

Virtual event hosted by the Wayne State University Law School, featuring Laura Stanley on Thursday, April 8 at 12:00 pm

Forecasting Seminar with Zhoudan (Zoey) Xie

Virtual event hosted by the H.O. Stecklar Research Program on Forecasting as a GW Economics Seminar, featuring Zhoudan Xie on Thursday, April 1 at 12:30 pm

The Future of Better Regulation: A Transatlantic Perspective

Virtual event hosted by the EUI School of Transnational Governance and The Observatory on Regulatory Impact Analysis, featuring Susan Dudley on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:00 am.


SBCA Annual Conference 2021

Virtual event hosted by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, featuring Susan Dudley, Bridget Dooling, Mark Febrzio, and Laura Stanley on Wednesday, March 17 through Wednesday, March 24.

Behind the Scenes of the Biden Transition Team

GovActually podcast, featuring Bridget Dooling, on March 5.

The Congressional Review Act: First Branch Gets the Last Word

Federalist Society Teleforum, featuring Susan E. Dudley on Monday, January 25 at 3:00 pm

The New Biden Administration and the Utility of Humility

Virtual event hosted by the New Civil Liberties Alliance, featuring Susan E. Dudley on Thursday, January 28 at 12:05 pm.

Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis - Advice for a New Presidential Term

Virtual event hosted by the American Economic Association on Tuesday, January 5 from 10 am to 12 pm, featuring Susan Dudley

Public Input in Agency Rulemaking

Live podcasted hosted by the Regulatory Transparency Project on Tuesday, December 8 at 12:00 pm ET, featuring Steven Balla and moderated by Susan Dudley

New Paradigms in Intelligent Spectrum Management and Regulation

Online workshop hosted by The Center for Broad Explorations on Spectrum Technologies for Navigation, Environment, Surveillance, and Transportation (BEST NEST) from Thursday, December 3 to Friday, December 4, and featuring Jerry Ellig.

Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting

Virtual event hosted by the Southern Economic Association from Saturday, November 21 to Monday, November 23, and featuring Susan Dudley, Bridget Dooling, Jerry Ellig, Tara Sinclair, Daniel Pérez, Zhoudan Xie, and Mark Febrizio.

2020 Administrative Law Conference

Virtual conference hosted by ABA AdLaw from Thursday, November 19 to Friday, November 20, and featuring Bridget Dooling on Nov. 20 from 1:45 - 3:30 pm ET.

Sentiment and Uncertainty about Regulation

Wednesday, November 11 - Featuring Zhoudan Xie and Tara Sinclair at 8:00 am ET - Virtual conference hosted by the Banca d'Italia and Federal Reserve Board.

Oversight and Accountability Symposium

Friday, November 6 - Featuring Bridget Dooling from 9:45 - 10:45 am ET - Virtual conference hosted by the American University Washington College of Law

Office of Management & Budget, An Insider’s Guide

Wednesday, September 30 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, National Academy of Public Administration, Washington DC

Analyzing & Presenting the Uncertainty in Benefit-Cost Analysis

Tuesday, September 29, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM, Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, Washington DC

Strengthening Transparency at EPA: Growing the Data and Evidence Culture

February 24th from 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington DC

A Two-Year Lookback on Trump’s Deregulatory Record

July 10, 2019, American Bar Association, Washington, DC

Meet the Author: Professor Rachel A. Potter

May 13, 2019, Churchill Center, Gelman Library, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Human Behavior & Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

November 5, 2018, The Milken School of Public Health, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

A Forum Celebrating 25 Years of Executive Order 12866

Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Future of Regulationco-hosted by Deloitte Center for Government Insights, and Trachtenberg School for Public Policy & Public Administration

Wednesday, September 12 , 2018, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Symposium on Behavioral Approaches to Bureaucratic Red Tape and Administrative Burdenedited by Christopher Carrigan, Sanjay K. Pandey, and Gregg G. Van Ryzin

May 23 - 24, 2018, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

10th Annual Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference

March 14 - 16, 2018, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Book Discussion: Structured to Fail? Regulatory Performance under Competing Mandates, with the author, Professor Chris Carrigan, PhD

October 24, 2017

New Developments in Regulatory Benefit-Cost Analysis

Hosted by the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, the GW Regulatory Studies Center, and the Administrative Conference of the United States.

September 29, 2017

On-the-record webinar for journalists, Regulating in the Trump Era

Led by Susan Dudley and Marcus Peacock 

April 13, 2017

9th Annual Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference

Featuring presentations by Susan Dudley, Brian Mannix, Sofie Miller and Daniel Pérez

March 15 - 17, 2017, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Susan Dudley joined Sally Katzen for a Women in Government Relations panel

March 10, 2017

Susan Dudley testified before the U.S. Senate Homeland and Government Affairs subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management  

Agency Use of Science in the Rulemaking Process: Proposals for Improving Transparency and Accountability.

March 9, 2017

Susan Dudley presented at the Center for the Study of the Administrative State conference on "The Time for Regulatory Reform in Congress."

Watch the video.

March 2, 2017

Sofie Miller participated on a teleforum panel on Rulemaking in the Trump Administration

Hosted by American Bar Association Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Other panelists included Ronald Levin, Anne Joseph O'Connell, Adam White and moderator Aaron Nielson.

February 10, 2017

Susan Dudley participated on a teleforum panel with Jitinder Kohli for the Federalist Society on President Trump's "One-In-Two-Out" Executive Order.

February 9, 2017

Susan Dudley spoke at the George Mason University School of Business: What Can We Expect for Business Regulation in the Trump Administration?

February 8, 2017

Susan Dudley and Marcus Peacock presented at the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Administrative Law Conference.

December 8, 2016

The GW Regulatory Studies Center welcomed its new distinguished research professor, Marcus Peacock with a reception at GW with special guests Joshua Bolten and Dan Tangherlini See the event photo album here.

December 1, 2016.

Susan Dudley, Brian Mannix and Sofie Miller presented at the Southern Economics Association annual meeting

November 19 - 21, Washington, DC

Marcus Peacock on Budget Processes for the Next Administration on a panel entitled, "Improving Agency Performance with Fiscal Discipline" 

Hosted by the Heritage Foundation

November 18, 2016

Sofie Miller moderated a distinguished roundtable discussion on "Improving the Federal Regulatory System: Promoting Transparency, Accountability, and Scientific Integrity

Hosted by the American Council of Capital Formation. 

November 17, 2017

Susan Dudley spoke at the Law Symposium, Reining in the Administrative State

Hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the University of Virginia School of Law's Journal of Law and Politics

October 21, 2016

Susan Dudley spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School on The Regulatory Landscape Facing the Next President

October 13, 2016

Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Courts

Conference co-hosted by the GW Regulatory Studies Center, the American Bar Association Section on Administrative Law and the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

October 11, 2016, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Federalist Society Teleforum: Regulations at the End of the Obama Administration with Sofie Miller

September 22, 2016

Conference on US-EU International Regulatory Cooperation in Practice

This conference featured senior officials from the European Commission, current and former U.S. government officials, stakeholders, and the authors of recent studies on US-EU regulatory cooperation.

September 15, 2016, European Delegation, Washington, DC

Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs 2016 Annual Conference: Susan Dudley spoke during the "U.S. Manufacturing and Regulatory Reform Panel"

"What the Next President Should Do About U.S. Manufacturing: An Agenda for the First 100 Days"

September 14, 2016, The National Press Club, Washington, DC

Causal Analytics Toolkit (CAT) Demonstrations with PhD statistician Louis Anthony (Tony) Cox

Two sessions on May 5, 2016, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Evidence based uncertainty analysis: What should we now do in Europe? with Dr. Ragnar E. Löfstedt

April 22, 2016, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis 8th Annual Conference

Event recap

March 16 - 18, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Capitol Hill lunch seminar: "An Insider's Look at OMB's Role in the Regulatory Review Process" 

February 22, 2016

The GW Regulatory Studies Center and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice hosted a lunch seminar for congressional staff that featured an expert regulatory panel including Susan Dudley, Director of the GW Regulatory Studies Center, Michael Fitzpatrick, Senior Counsel and Head of Regulatory Advocacy for GE and Paul Noe, Vice-President of Public Policy for the American Forest & Paper Association and Co-Chair of the Committee on Legislation in the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. 

Paper Discussion: Can Increases in Local Air Quality Lead to Higher Labor Productivity?,

by Ann E. Ferris, U.S. EPA - National Center for Environmental Economics; Sue Helper, Case Western Reserve University; Alexandre Mas, Princeton University; NBER and IZA; Ron Shadbegian, National University of Singapore

December 11, 2015

Read the working paper here.

Society for Risk Analysis Annual Conference 2015: Susan Dudley Chaired Roundtable: Decision Analysis for Uncertain Futures hosted by Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

December 9, 2015

Conference participants included GW RSC Scholars Susan Dudley, Brian Mannix, Chris Carrigan, & Peter Linquiti.

85th Annual Southern Economic Association Conference: New Orleans, Louisiana

November 20 - 22, 2015

RFF group photoGW RSC scholars Susan Dudley, Brian Mannix and Sofie Miller organized, chaired and presented in various sessions throughout the annual conference.  Full program listing can be found here.

Resources for the Future: The Real Outcomes of Federal Environmental Regulations: Lessons from the Performance Data

October 21, 2015

Susan Dudley spoke on an expert panel entitled "Lessons Learned" at Resources for the Future. Dudley provided her commentary on the ideas presented at RFF's event: "The Real Outcomes of Federal Environmental Regulations: Lessons from the Performance Data." Watch the video coverage here.

Lunch Seminar Series on Regulatory Policy and Process 

September 28, 2015 and October 5, 2015

The GW Regulatory Studies Center and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice hosted a two-part series for congressional staff that featured an engaging and informative discussion on regulation led by regulatory experts  Susan Dudley, Director of the GW Regulatory Studies Center, Paul Noe, Vice-President of Public Policy for the American Forest & Paper Association and Chair of the ABA Ad Law Rulemaking Committee, Amb. C. Boyden Gray, founding partner of Boyden Gray & Associates, and  Shawne McGibbon, General Counsel for the Administrative Conference of the United States. 

Part I (Sep. 28): This session covered the basics of regulatory procedure and policy, reviewed the history of regulation and regulatory reform in the United States including key regulatory milestones and insights from past efforts at regulatory reform.

Part II (Oct. 5): This session focused on regulatory practice and administrative law including key case law, as well as guiding statutes and their implementation (PRA, SBREFA, IQA etc). 

The Federalist Society: Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

June 18, 2015

Susan Dudley at a podium.

Susan Dudley moderated a panel entitled, "Costs and Benefits vs. Smoke and Mirrors." With distinguished panelists: the Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates; Mr. Michael A. Livermore, University of Virginia School of Law; Mr. Richard D. Morgenstern, Resources for the Future; & the Hon. Eugene Scalia, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher. Watch the video coverage here.

Regulatory Reform Lessons from the Land Down Under

May 7, 2015

Australian Productivity Commissioner Warren Mundy shared his experiences on regulatory reform in Australia - "Regulatory Reform Lessons from the Land Down Under."  He discussed what worked, what didn't, and what challenges remain. After the interactive forum, what lessons the U.S. can draw from Australia's experience were explored.

Risk Communication - From Accessibility to Comprehensibility

May 1, 2015 

The GW Regulatory Studies Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis, and the National Capital Area Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis hosted a conversation with Dominic Way as he discussed the results of his forthcoming paper, "From Accessibility to Comprehensibility: Comparing the Views of Patients and Doctors on EMA's Transparency Policies."

Society for Benefit Cost Analysis Conference and Meeting

March 19-20, 2015

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics & others who are working to improve the theory & application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. 

SBCA Workshop: Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis

March 18, 2015

The Society for Benefit Cost Analysis offered a preconference workshop and brought together five leading experts with diverse perspectives who discussed the institutional context for retrospective benefit-cost analyses, including the Trachtenberg school's own Dr. Kathy Newcomer.

View more SBCA workshops here.

Enhancing the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership: Reducing Regulatory Barriers

November 19-20, 2014

The GW Regulatory Studies Center hosted a two-day conference that brought together EU and US policy officials, regulatory experts, and stakeholders to explore challenges to, and opportunities for, greater transatlantic regulatory cooperation. The event lineup featured many prominent voices from the OECD, EU, and U.S. on regulatory process and the transatlantic partnership, including Ambassador David O'Sullivan, chief TTIP negotiator Daniel Mullaney, Head of the Trade and Agriculture Section of the EU Delegation Damien Levie, and a keynote speech by Senator Rob Portman.

The Highs–and Lows–of High-Frequency Trading - Podcast

August 5, 2014: The Federalist Society

Interview with Brian Mannix

Risk Analysis in Europe

May 23, 2014

With Dr. Ragnar Lofstedt held at the GW Marvin Center, Room 309 from 10 AM - 12 PM

Book Discussion: Does Regulation Kill Jobs?

April 3, 2014

With authors Cary Coglianese, Adam Finkel, and Christopher Carrigan

Benefit Cost Analysis for Regulatory Decisions

March 12, 2014

A half-day course on the essentials of regulatory impact analysis

Society for Benefit Cost Analysis 2014 Annual Conference

March 13-14, 2014

The State of U.S. Regulations, a NAM and NFIB newsmaker breakfast event hosted with the Hill newspaper

February 26, 2014

The event featured keynote remarks by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) Majority Whip. NAM President Jay Timmons and NFIB President Dan Danner will deliver remarks, and former U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and George Allen (R-VA) will participate in a panel discussion with Philip Howard, author of The Death of Common Sense, Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen, and Dudley.

Presentation and discussion: Regulatory Transparency in Europe: Next Steps with Frederic Bouder & Dominic Way

December 12, 2013

Book Discussion: The Politics of Regulatory Reform

November 8, 2013

With authors Stuart Shapiro & Debra Borie Holtz.

GW/SRA Event: Retrospective Review of Risk-based Regulations

September 27, 2013

Too often, ex ante predictions of regulatory outcomes (reductions in health risks, benefits and costs) are not verified with empirical data ex post.  This one-day conference will explore the possible reasons for this lack of ex post evaluation, and examine approaches to improve both the analytical tools for measuring actual effects of risk-reducing regulation, and the incentives to do so.

Videos from the Retrospective Review of Risk-Based Regulations available here.

Diana Carew Panel- Retrospective Review of Risk-Based Regulations

9th Natural Resource Damage Symposium

September 30 - October 1: Natural Resource Management Group/ GW RSC Event

The Group's 2013 Symposium program covered a broad set of issues related to the interface between natural resources and industrial operations, including identification of strategies and solutions to address four game changers influencing natural resource liability and optimization matters.

ACUS/GW RSC Event: Social Media in Rulemaking

September 17, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Administrative Conference of the United States and the GW Regulatory Studies Center, the Social Media Workshop brought together experts in rulemaking and experts in social media and facilitated a conversation about how social media could be used to improve the rulemaking process, including by addressing current deficiencies or challenges agencies face in rulemaking. Writeup of the event -- Video of the event.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Business Horizon Series: "Today's Manufacturing"

July 24, 2013

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted its latest Business Horizon Series on "Today's Manufacturing." The Chamber's goal with this program, along with its program partner, MAPI, is to raise the level of dialogue on manufacturing so that others can better appreciate the industry’s unlimited potential. That is, if we take action on removing market barriers and creating more opportunities for its participants at all levels. The program will also examine the high-tech innovations that will impact manufacturing in the years to come.

Congressional Testimony: "Reducing Unnecessary and Costly Red Tape through Smarter Regulations"

June 25, 2013

Regulatory Studies Center Director Susan E. Dudley, testified before the Joint Economic Committee on ways to reduce unnecessary and costly red tape through smarter regulations.

Precautionary Principle: Innovative Concept or Risky Business? Panel Presentation

June 24, 2013

In collaboration with the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology and the Society for Risk Analysis- National Area Chapter, the Regulatory Studies Center hosted a panel presentation for the rollout of the CAST publication,  Impact of Precautionary Principle on Feeding Current and Future Generations. Read a summary of the event here

European Union Risk Summit
June 11-12, 2013

The European Risk Summit which was hosted by the Irish Medicines Board, King’s Centre for Risk Management and the Nickel Institute at Trinity College Dublin brought renewed focus to the issue of evidence and risk-based rulemaking, and highlighted the critical role that science plays in policy formation at EU level.

Enhancing Science and Policy for Chemical Risk Assessments

October 23, 2012

The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and Center for Risk Science and Public Health, the Society for Risk Analysis, and the American Chemistry Council, in collaboration with Administrative Conference of the United States, hosted an afternoon workshop to discuss constructive solutions to enhance the quality and credibility of chemical risk assessments. Discussion built upon recent reports from the National Academy of Sciences and the Keystone Group.

View presentations from October's event below:
George Gray: Setting the Stage
Rick Becker: Data Evaluation and Integration
Chris Bevan: Standardized Data Evaluation Can Enhance Quality and Throughput
Anna Lowit: Integration of Epidemiology along with Other Scientific Evidence into Human Health Risk Assessment
Rick Reiss: Peer Review: Improving the Process

Executive Course: Federal Regulatory Policy, Process, and Analysis

October 3 - 4, 2012

The Executive Course offered a comprehensive examination of regulatory theory, policy, and practice, focusing on analytical requirements for estimating the impacts of proposed regulatory alternatives and evaluating the effects of existing regulations. The course provided a legal foundation for understanding regulations’ role in public policy and examined the relationship between Congress, regulatory agencies, executive branch oversight offices, the public, and the courts.

Participants learned how to:

  • Conduct regulatory impact analysis, including how to assess environmental, health, safety, privacy, security, and financial risks, and evaluate a regulation’s effectiveness, benefits, costs, incentives, and unintended consequences.
  • Apply government guidelines for risk analysis, data quality, privacy, peer review, information collection, and regulatory review.

The Course Instructors are experts in the field of regulation, and included former executive branch officials and professors from The George Washington University schools of public policy, public health, and economics.

An Independent Review of British Health and Safety Legislation

May 17, 2012

The Regulatory Studies Center co-hosted a seminar on Professor Ragnar Löfstedt’s recent 2011 report to the U.K. Parliament on “Reclaiming Health and Safety for All: An Independent Review of Health and Safety Legislation” in which Löfstedt examined whether the burden of health and safety regulation on business can be reduced while maintaining the progress that has been made in health and safety outcomes. Löfstedt presented several risk-based recommendations to improve the regulatory process.

Regulatory Science: Politicization of Science or Scientization of Policy?

April 24, 2012

The Regulatory Studies Center organized and led a panel discussion at a George Mason University Law & Economics Center Judicial Symposium on Scientific Evidence in the Courts.

Moving Forward With IRIS Reform: Implementing National Academies' Roadmap for Revisions

April 18, 2012

The Regulatory Studies Center co-hosted a panel discussion examining the EPA's draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment of formaldehyde. During the discussion, panelists discussed ways to make IRIS more timely and effective, including changing its focus to provide an array of information to facilitate risk analysis by different users, supporting emerging approaches to data gathering and processing (e.g., crowd sourcing), and matching the level of effort in the assessment to the needs of users.

Improving Science-Based Regulation

January 13, 2012

Science-based regulations suffer both from "politicized science" and "scientized policy." Institutional change to clarify the basis for policy decisions would improve scientific analysis, regulatory analysis, and the policies themselves. That was a broad theme of a workshop on Improving Science-Based Regulation hosted by the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and Center for Risk Science and Public Health on January 13, 2012. The workshop brought together participants with a wide range of experience and expertise in risk assessment, regulatory economics, law, public policy, engineering, and scientific philosophy to examine the relationship between science and policy as they are used in developing regulations. Four working papers, authored by Art Fraas and Randall LutterGeorge GrayAdam Finkel, and Henry Miller, with kick-off comments by  Anne Smith, Michael Livermore, David Goldston, and Richard Belzer, helped shape the discussion. We present highlights of the papers and discussions here.


Popular Media

Forbes, President Biden's New Order: A Central Plan To Impose Competition, by Susan Dudley

ForbesThe U.S. And Europe Are Embarking On Dramatically Different Paths To Better Regulation, by Susan Dudley

SlateBot-Generated Comments on Government Proposals Could Be Useful Someday, by Bridget Dooling & Michael Livermore

ForbesSeismic Shift In The Regulatory Tide, by Susan Dudley

Philadelphia InquirerThe pandemic broke through opioid treatment red tape. Let’s keep it that way., by Bridget Dooling & Laura Stanley

Wall Street JournalOne Trump-Era Notion Biden May Want to Embrace, by Susan Dudley & Sally Katzen

ForbesTwo Rules President Biden Needs To Make His Ambitious Environmental Agenda Successful, by Susan Dudley

The HillImproved economic analysis should be lasting part of Pai's FCC legacy, by Jerry Ellig

ForbesThe Biden-Harris Team Needs Benefit-Cost Analysis, by Susan Dudley

ForbesCivil Service Reform Is Needed But Trump’s Lame Duck Initiative Is Not The Answer (And Could Make Things Worse), by Susan Dudley

Wall Street JournalTrump Takes a Parting Swipe at the Executive Branch, by Susan Dudley & Sally Katzen

Government ExecutiveJoint Statement on Proposed Staff Reclassifications in the Office of Management and Budget, co-authored by Susan Dudley

Forbes, Midnight in the Garden of Rules and Regulations, by Susan Dudley

ForbesRoadmap to a Regulatory Reset, by Susan Dudley

The HillJust how big a deal is this year's economics Nobel?, by Jerry Ellig

Wall Street JournalThe Misguided Antitrust Attack on Big Tech, by Phil Gramm & Jerry Ellig

Forbes, The Measure and Mismeasure of Rules, by Susan Dudley

The HillWe need a bespoke approach to independent agency regulations, by Bridget Dooling

Washington PostBring back the methadone vans, by Laura Stanley

ForbesRegulatory Reform To Get The Economy Moving, by Susan Dudley

Forbes, Gov in the TIme of Coronavirus, by Susan Dudley

The HillThe federal government should solicit input from the public to help combat the coronavirus, by Daniel Pérez

Forbes, Learning From COVID-19, by Susan Dudley

GW HatchetIn support of the Regulatory Studies Center, by Christopher Carrigan & Steven Balla

The HillAre mass comment campaigns an abuse of the rulemaking process?, by Steven Balla

Wall Street Journal‘Big Bad Trusts’ Are a Progressive Myth, by Phil Gramm & Jerry Ellig

Washington PostHere's How Federal Agencies Can Write More Effective Regulations - And Win Regulatory Battles in Court, by Jerry Ellig & Catherine Konieczny

The Post & CourierSelling Santee Cooper: Competition Should Be Part of the Plan, by Jerry Ellig

Real Clear PolicyIll-Considered Tax Credit Regulation May Put the Squeeze on Charities, Taxpayers, by Jerry Ellig

The HillA Long Shutdown Hinders Trump's Deregulatory Efforts, by Bridget C.E. Dooling

The Hill, Trump hit the regulatory brakes, but hasn’t found reverse gear, by Bridget C.E. Dooling

Wall Street Journal, Commissions Are Mulvaney’s Error of Omission, by Susan E. Dudley & Sally Katzen

The Hill, Justice Kennedy’s parting swipe against judges deferring to administrative agencies, by Bridget C.E. Dooling

The Hill, US-Canada regulatory cooperation continues despite Trump’s G-7 outburst, by Daniel R. Pérez & Susan E. Dudley

The Hill, Despite call for big cuts, Trump’s budget maintains regulatory spending, by Susan Dudley & Melinda Warren

USA Today, EPA scandals overshadow Scott Pruitt failure to undo Obama environmental regulations, by Stuart Shapiro, RSC Scholar

The Hill, The steps to making Trump’s bump stock regulation a reality, by Susan E. Dudley & Sofie E. Miller

Wall Street Journal, The Story Behind the IRS’s Exemption From Oversight, by Susan E. Dudley & Sally Katzen

The HillTrump’s deregulatory promises are coming true and saving $570 million, by Susan E. Dudley

The HillBoosting integrity of federal policymaking is an easy win for Congress, by Susan E. Dudley and Daniel R. Pérez

The HillEPA's new science advisor will bolster objectivity and transparency, by Susan E. Dudley

The HillCongress created a regulatory scheme that keeps its hands clean - time for accountability, by Susan E. Dudley & David Schoenbrod

NBC THINKTrump Wants to Deconstruct the Administrative State. Can He?, by Susan E. Dudley

Wall Street JournalThe $2 Trillion Compliance Figure Came From the SBA, by Susan E. Dudley

Wall Street JournalA Trump Nomination Shows He’s Serious About Deregulation, by Susan E. Dudley

The HillPresident Trump's FDA nominee could mean better drugs sooner at lower cost, by Susan Dudley & Bartley Madden

The HillTrump weighs key pick for regulatory rollback, by Susan Dudley

BloombergPunching In: Biden DOJ Faces Tough Call on Joint-Employer Appeal, quotes Bridget Dooling (August 2021)

Los Angeles TimesFor the first time, Democrats deploy rarely used law to repeal Trump-era regulations, quotes Daniel Pèrez (June 2021)

Volokh ConspiracyDemocrats Learn to Love the Congressional Review Act (At Least a Little Bit), Jonathan Adler cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center (June 2021)

The Regulatory ReviewCelebrating the 75th Anniversary of the APA, cites Susan Dudley (June 2021)

Los Angeles TimesFor the first time, Democrats deploy rarely used law to repeal Trump-era regulations, quotes Daniel Pérez (June 2021)

Liberty Nation, Congress Moves to Erase Trump-Era Rules, cites Daniel Pérez (June 2021)

Yahoo! NewsTrump-era rules could be overturned this week in blow to his legacy, quotes Daniel Pèrez (June 2021)

The HillHouse to take big step on eliminating Trump-era rules, quotes Daniel Pèrez (June 2021)

TruthoutDemocrats Pass on Using Key Power to Kill Trump Rules, cites Daniel Pérez (June 2021)

Government Executive, Agencies Work to Roll Back Trump Directive Targeting ‘Unaccountable Bureaucrats,’ quotes Bridget Dooling (April 2021)

Treatment Magazine, Report: SAMHSA Has Authority to Ease MAT Restrictions, cites Bridget Dooling and Laura Stanley (April 2021)

Law 360, Freeze Of Trump Contractor Rule Could Hit Procedural Snag, quotes Bridget Dooling (April 2021)

Bloomberg, Employers Use Courts to ‘Raise the Cost’ on DOL Rule Reversal, quotes Bridget Dooling (April 2021)

Law 360, With 'True Lender' Repeal, Dems May Bag Their 1st CRA Win, quotes Daniel Pèrez (April 2021)

Government Executive, Democrats Seek to Undo Six ‘Midnight’ Regulations, quotes Daniel Pèrez (April 2021)

Politico, Telehealth Shouldn’t Mean 'Videohealth' for Opioid Treatment, cites Bridget Dooling and Laura Stanley (April 2021)

Marketplace, Democrats in Congress in no hurry to overturn Trump-era regulations, quotes Bridget Dooling (March 2021)

Daily Beast, The Special Tool Dems Aren’t Using to Nuke Trump Regulations, quotes Bridget Dooling (March 2021)

PolitiFact, Democrats could undo Trump policies faster, but they’re not. Why?, quotes Daniel Pèrez (March 2021)

NPR, How Biden Could Quickly Undo Trump Era Health Policies, quotes Daniel Pèrez (March 2021)

Government Executive, Democrats Seek to Undo Trump EEOC Rule Using Congressional Review Act, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center (March 2021)

Government Executive, Deadline is Approaching to Repeal Trump Rules Using ‘Obscure’ Law, quotes Susan Dudley (March 2021)

Ballotpedia, April 4 is the deadline for Congress to repeal regulatory activity from the end of the Trump administration, quotes Daniel Pèrez (March 2021)

Wall Street Journal, Biden’s Hurdle: Courts Dubious of Rule by Regulation, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center (March 2021)

Los Angeles Times, Democrats running out of time to undo Trump environment and healthcare rules, quotes Daniel Pèrez (February 2021)

Axios, Trump's final-year record for regulations, quotes Daniel Pèrez (February 2021)

Public Integrity, With the Stroke of a Pen, Biden Begins Undoing Trump's Deregulation Policies, quotes Bridget Dooling (February 2021)

The Hill, Biden signals major shift on regulations with first-day orders, quotes Susan Dudley (January 2021)

Kaiser Health News, How Can Trump Administration Regulations Be Reversed?, quotes Daniel Pèrez (January 2021)

Federal News Network, Measuring the Trump administration’s goal of decreasing agency regulations, interview with Susan Dudley (January 2021)

JD Supra, The Return of the Congressional Review Act, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center (January 2021)

Government Executive, Biden Seeks to Halt or Delay Trump’s ‘Midnight Regulations’, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center (January 2021)

Government Executive, Transition Roundup: Trump Attempts Last-Minute Regulation Changes; Biden Appointee Confirmation Hearings Begin, quotes Susan Dudley (January 2021)

Marketplace Morning Report, interviews Susan Dudley (January 2021)

USA Today, Here's how Trump's tumultuous four years as president changed America, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center (January 2021)

Science, Science could benefit as Democrats take power, quotes the GW Regulatory Studies Center (January 2021)

Bloomberg, Trump Rulemaking Blitz Cuts Waiting Period to Restrict Biden, quotes Susan Dudley and Richard Pierce (January 2021)

The Regulatory Review, A Primer on Midnight Regulations, cites Susan Dudley (January 2021)

Bloomberg, Beating Biden’s Day One Freeze Sparks Stampede to Lock in Rules, quotes Susan Dudley and Daniel Pèrez (January 2021)

Axios, Senate majority gives Democrats tool to reverse Trump policies, quotes Daniel Pèrez (January 2021)

Wall Street Journal, Democratic Control of Senate Creates Path to Repeal Last-Minute Trump Policies, quotes Daniel Pèrez (January 2021)

CBS News, Biden to halt or delay Trump's "midnight regulations" on inauguration day, quotes Daniel Pèrez (January 2021)

NBC News, Trump administration speeds up 'midnight rule-making,' creating hurdles for Biden, quotes Daniel Pèrez (December 2020)

Bloomberg, Fall Regulatory Plan Out Before Biden White House Transition, quotes Daniel Pèrez (December 2020)

Bloomberg, Unglamorous White House 'Prune' Job Critical to Biden Agenda, quotes Susan Dudley (December 2020)

Bay News 9, For Big Tech, Biden Brings a New Era, But No Ease in Scrutiny, quotes Jerry Ellig (November 2020)

Health Affairs, Administration Finalizes Drug Pricing Rebate Rule at the Last Minute, cites Bridget Dooling (November 2020)

Christian Science Monitor, Trump administration seeks to tie Biden’s hands. Will it work?, quotes Susan Dudley (November 2020)

Pro Publica, Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20, quotes Susan Dudley and Daniel Pérez (November 2020)

Government Executive, HHS Seeks Feedback on Pandemic Regulatory Actions, quotes Susan Dudley (November 2020)

NBC News, How the Trump administration's 'midnight rule-making' could leave a big mark on government, quotes Susan Dudley (November 2020)

Bloomberg, Top-to-Bottom Rule Review Poses Test of HHS’ Staff and Resolve, quotes Susan Dudley (November 2020)

Politico, Trump aides privately plot a flurry of moves in their final 10 weeks, quotes Susan Dudley (November 2020)

E&E News, Trump admin plows ahead on fiscal 2022 budget, quotes Susan Dudley (November 2020)

Government Executive, What Will Regulatory Policy Look Like Under President Biden?, quotes Susan Dudley (November 2020)

New York Times, A Regulatory Rush by Federal Agencies to Secure Trump’s Legacy, quotes Susan Dudley (October 2020)

Government Executive, Election Day Passes Without a Declared Winner, But Transition Planning Will Continue, references Susan Dudley and the GW Regulatory Studies Center (November 2020)

Bloomberg Law, Trump Immigration Rules Open to Review With Biden, Senate Win, quotes Daniel Pérez (November 2020)

Audubon Magazine, Are the Trump Administration's Environmental Rollbacks Built to Last?, quotes Bridget Dooling (November 2020)

Reuters, Exclusive: Center for American Progress takes aim at Trump's Wall Street-friendly rules, quotes Daniel Pérez (September 2020)

Law360, Dems Evaluating Challenge To Payroll Tax Deferral, Wyden Says, quotes Bridget Dooling (September 2020)

Government Executive, White House Presses Agencies to Soften Rules for Pursuing Regulatory Violators, quotes Bridget Dooling (September 2020)

STAT News, How Trump could use a rare regulatory maneuver to lower drug prices before Election Day, and how it could backfire, quotes Bridget Dooling (September 2020)

New York Times, Democrats Eye Trump's Game Plan to Reverse Late Rule Changes, quotes Susan Dudley (July 2020)

E&E News, 'Blow up in their face.' Trump NEPA rule faces scrutiny, quotes Brian Mannix (July 2020)

Bloomberg, Trump's 2-for-1 Regulatory Order Squeezed by Election Priorities, quotes Daniel Pérez (July 2020)

Politifact, Trump essentially held the line on regulations, quotes Bridget Dooling (July 2020)

Bloomberg, White House Debuts New Regulatory Playbook After Virus Delay, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center (June 2020)

Financial Times, Trump eases environmental rules during pandemic, cites Daniel Pérez (June 2020)

The Center for Public Integrity / Vox, Trump's Favorite Weapon in the Coronavirus Fight: Deregulation, quotes Bridget Dooling (June 2020)

Bloomberg, Trump Spring Regulatory Agenda Back on Track After Virus Pause, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center (June 2020)

Washington Post, The Energy 202: Coronavirus pandemic could give Democrats easier way to repeal major Trump EPA rules, quotes Bridget Dooling (June 2020)

Yield Pro, Let business go: regulations, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center (June 2020)

Bloomberg, House Calendar Moves May Expose More Trump Rules to Rollbacks, quotes Daniel Pérez (May 2020)

CQ Roll Call, EPA and Interior ease rules amid pandemic as repeal window nears, cites the Regulatory Studies Center (April 2020)

Bloomberg Law, Covid-19 Revives Debate over Economic Benefits of Deregulation, quotes Daniel Pérez (April 2020)

E&E News, Will the pandemic curb Trump's regulatory rollback?, quotes Susan Dudley (March 2020)

Federal News Network, Federal rule-making faces dangerous threat, quotes Steve Balla (January 2020)

Federal Times, Can the government stop fake comments on its rules without alienating citizens?, quotes Steve Balla (January 2020)

Federal Computer Weekly, Fighting bots and comment spam, quotes Steve Balla (January 2020)

Government Executive, Senate Confirms Trump’s Pick for Regulations Czar, quotes Susan Dudley (January 2020)

E&E News, Trump's 2020 plan: Change the rules on rules, quotes Daniel Pérez (January 2020)

New York TimesLocal News Is Dying. New York May Try to Pass a Law to Save It., quotes Jerry Ellig

Law 360Why Trump's Orders On Agency Guidance Are Significant, cites Susan Dudley

Federal News NetworkHelpful guidance or ‘bureaucratic abuse?’ Implementation is key for Trump’s new executive orders, quotes Susan Dudley

Law 360What Do Trump’s Orders Mean for Agency Guidance?, quotes Susan Dudley

Law 360Trump Reins In Regulators’ Enforcement Powers, quotes Susan Dudley 

Government ExecutiveTrump Signs Orders to Restrict 'Unaccountable Bureaucrats' From Creating 'Backdoor Regulations,' quotes Susan E. Dudley 

Wall Street JournalTrump to Curb Use of Federal Guidance in Issuing Regulations, quotes Susan E. Dudley 

Government ExecutiveTrump Taps Former Corporate Lawyer to Lead Regulatory Rollbacks, quotes Susan E. Dudley

Federal News NetworkActing OIRA head looks to ensure ‘government speaks with one voice’ on regulations, quotes Susan E. Dudley

Media InsiderCombating Anti-Social Media, quotes Jerry Ellig

Wall Street JournalHow Much Would It Cost to Fire Trump?, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Federal News NetworkOMB’s regulatory review is creating a backlog of cyber standards, quotes Susan E. Dudley

Associated PressTech firms struggle to police content while avoiding bias, quotes Jerry Ellig

BloombergDeregulation Window Closing 17 Months Before Trump Term Ends, quotes Susan E. Dudley, Bridget C.E. Dooling, and Daniel R. Pérez

Las Vegas Review JournalBills Would Ensure More Accountability Regarding Federal Regulations, quotes Susan E. Dudley

Arizona Republic, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Wants To Cut Bureaucratic Red Tape, Tackles Regulatory Reform, quotes Susan E. Dudley

BloombergConsumers Seen on Hook for $42 Billion From Trump's Deregulation, citing Jerry Ellig

Government ExecutiveThe Many Ways to Gauge Results of Trump's Deregulatory Push, cites Susan E. Dudley

BloombergAbout That Big Regulatory Rollback..., cites Reg Studies

Business JournalWhat Does $33 Billion in Regulatory Cost Savings Really Mean?, cites Susan E. Dudley

Federal News NetworkWith Shutdown Over, Agency Regulatory Process Soon to Regain Momentum, quotes Bridget C.E. Dooling

E&E NewsTrump's Deregulatory Agenda in Court, quotes Susan E. Dudley

BloombergEPA Model for Measuring Rule Benefits May Inspire Other Agencies, quotes Susan E. Dudley

ReutersShutdown is Starting to Hurt Trump's Financial Deregulation Agenda, quotes Bridget C.E. Dooling

E&E NewsOIRA Still Reviewing Some Regs During Shutdown, quotes Bridget C.E. Dooling

BloombergTrump Took Credit for Stock Market Records. Does He Deserve Blame for the Plunge?, cites Reg Studies

BloombergRulemaking Goes Dark During Shutdown Over Spending Standoff, quotes Susan E. Dudley

Financial TimesIntroduction of Business Rules Slows Sharply Under Trump, quotes Susan E. Dudley

Bloomberg Government, Trump Seen Hitting Red Tape Goal Again—By Tilting The Field, citing Bridget C.E. Dooling

Washington Post, Has the Trump administration repealed 22 regulations for each new one?, citing Susan E. Dudley & Bridget C.E. Dooling

Wall Street Journal, The Supreme Court Won’t Stop Executive Overreach, citing the Regulatory Studies Center

NPR, Senate Votes To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Fair Auto Lending For Minorities, quoting Susan E. Dudley

Alabama Public Radio, Senate Votes To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Fair Auto Lending For Minorities, quoting Susan E. Dudley

Politico, Mulvaney prevails in turf battle over tax regs, citing Susan E. Dudley

Modern Healthcare, HHS lag in publicizing comments on faith rules could violate law, quoting senior scholar Steve Balla

Bloomberg Law, Mulvaney, Acosta Override Regulatory Office to Hide Tips Rule Data (1), quoting Susan E. Dudley

New York Times, Trump Says ‘No President Has Ever Cut So Many Regulations.’ Not Quite., quoting Susan E. Dudley

The Hill, Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks, quoting Susan E. Dudley

Wall Street Journal, Tax Regulations at Center of GOP Dispute, quoting Susan E. Dudley, citing The GW Regulatory Studies Center

E&E News, Trump proposes funding hike for regulatory shop, quoting Susan E. Dudley

Scientific American, Has Trump Killed More Regulations Than Any Other President?, quoting Susan E. Dudley, citing The GW Regulatory Studies Center

E&E News, Trump says he's best at killing rules. Is that true?, citing The GW Regulatory Studies Center

NBC News, From banks to the tip jar: A look back at regulatory changes in Trump’s Year One, quoting Susan E. Dudley

Politico, Trump's war on regulations is real. But is it working?, quoting Susan E. Dudley

Inside Sources, How Trump Is Laying Regulations to Waste, quoting Susan E. Dudley

Reason, Deregulatory Successes Point to Direction for Trump Administration, quoting Susan E. Dudley

The Christian Science Monitor, Trump’s deregulation drive is epic in scale and scope. And yet ..., quoting Susan E. Dudley

The Christian Science Monitor, Disrupter in chief: How Donald Trump is changing the presidency, quoting Susan E. Dudley

The Washington Post, 'Smothered' and 'shoved aside' in rural America, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Bloomberg Government, This year was easy; next year deregulating gets tough, quoting Susan Dudley

The HillGOP in uncharted territory rolling back rules through resolutions, quoting Susan Dudley

Washington PostHas Trump cut more regulations than any president in history?, quoting Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNATrump's 2-for-1 Regulatory Policy Yields Minimal Results, quoting Sofie Miller

The Legal ExaminerNew Table Saw Safety Regulations Face Additional Delays, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Government ExecutiveAgencies Told to Cut Regulatory Budgets in Fiscal 2018, quoting Sofie Miller

Bloomberg BNAWill Table Saws Make the Cut for Regulation?, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Wall Street JournalThe Myth of Trump's Do-Nothing Presidency, citing Sofie Miller and the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Washington PostTrump administration cancels hundreds of Obama-era regulations, quoting Susan Dudley

The HillRegulatory experts push Senate leaders for regulatory reform, mentioning Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNATrump's Fiscal 2018 Budget Boosts Spending for Regulators: Report, citing Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNATrump’s Delay of Foreign Entrepreneur Rule Likely to Face Litigation, quoting Susan Dudley

New York TimesNeomi Rao, the Scholar Who Will Help Lead Trump’s Regulatory Overhaul, quoting Susan Dudley

FedSoc podcast, Improving the Use of Science in Regulation, with Susan Dudley

The HillVoter fraud commission may have violated law, quoting Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNANew EPA Rule Not Compliant With Trump Regulatory Order, quoting Sofie Miller

E&E NewsEPA reissues Obama's dental office mercury rule, citing Sofie Miller

The Weekly StandardRolling Back the Obama Rules, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Politico11 bright ideas for Washington, quoting Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNAEntrepreneur Work Rule in Limbo Amid New Trump Review, quoting Susan Dudley

Centre for Public Impact, Federal focus: regulating the regulations, quoting Susan Dudley

U.S. NewsA Dim 100 Days, mentioning Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNAObama Regulators Failed to Follow Law, OMB’s Mulvaney Says, mentioning the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Spero News, Can the Republicans really drain the swamp?, citing Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNANew Guidance, OMB Official Explain Trump Regulatory Order, mentioning Marcus Peacock

Bloomberg BNAKeeping Track of Overturned Rules is So Hard to Do, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

USA TodayTrump signs four bills to roll back Obama-era regulations, quoting Susan Dudley

The HillHere's how Trump is using a special law to do away with Obama regulations, linking to GW Regulatory Studies CRA tracker

Seattle TimesPublic-health groups raise alarm over bill that would limit government regulations, quoting Susan Dudley

E&E NewsLawmakers to weigh science in rulemaking bill, citing Susan Dudley

PolitifactRand Paul said repealing 3 regulations saves millions of dollars, thousands of jobs, quoting Brian Mannix

Washington PostTrump establishes task forces to eliminate 'job killing regulations', citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Washington PostThe White House claim that Obama-era regulations have cost $890 billion, quoting Susan Dudley

Washington PostWhy Trump's order to cut government regulation is even bolder than it seems, quoting Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNARegulation Benefits Said to Be at Risk Under Trump Order, quoting Susan Dudley

E&E NewsSEC rule repeal sets stage for unprecedented legal fight, quoting Daniel Pérez

Washington TimesTrump's regulation smashing will lead to economic revival, quoting Susan Dudley

The HillGOP searches for new way to cut Obama regs, citing Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNAGuidance Helps Explain One-In, Two-Out Regulatory Order, quoting Susan Dudley

Washington PostCan Trump win his war on the regulatory state?, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Wall Street JournalDonald Trump May Find Leviathan Hard to Tame, quoting Susan Dudley

Bloomberg GovernmentA new two-for-one deal and Rob Bishop's big plans, citing Marcus Peacock

CNNCutting regulations is not so easy, quoting Susan Dudley

PoliticoFive big questions about Trump’s executive order on regulation, citing Marcus Peacock

E&E NewsAnalysts scratch their heads over Trump's 'pay-go' order, quoting Sofie Miller

Wall Street JournalHow Much Can Cutting Federal Regulation Boost the U.S. Economy?, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

VoxTrump’s order to “kill two regulations for every new one adopted” is a mess, citing Marcus Peacock

The AtlanticTrump’s 'Two-for-One' Regulation Executive Order, citing Marcus Peacock

The HillTrump signs '2-for-1' order to reduce regulations, quoting Brian Mannix

Government ExecutiveTrump Signs One In, Two Out Order to Slash Federal Regulations, quoting Susan Dudley

RegBlogUnraveling Trump’s “Two-for-One” Regulatory Reform Plan, citing Marcus Peacock        

CBN News, The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Trump to Undo Obama's Executive Orders, quoting Susan Dudley

The Hill, Agencies rush to publish rules before Trump takes office, quoting Susan Dudley

Washington PostWith days left in office, President Obama ushers in dozens of policies. But will they stay seated?, quoting Daniel R. Pérez

Bloomberg BNATotal Rules Drop, but Costly Ones Climb Under Obama, citing Daniel R. Pérez

The New York Times: Obama Bans Drilling in Parts of the Atlantic and the Arctic, quoting Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNA: Confusion Reigns Over Future of Stream Protection Regulation, quoting Susan Dudley

The Hill: Trump plots two-for-one assault on Obama regs, citing Marcus Peacock, quoting Susan Dudley

Government Executive: How Trump’s Regulatory Agenda Could Transform Federal Agencies, quoting Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNA: Can Regulatory Agencies Ignore Court Orders?, citing Marcus Peacock

ClimateWire: EPA pick sought to unravel endangerment finding, quoting Marcus Peacock

New York Post: Pipeline supporters hopeful that Trump will overturn block, quoting Brian Mannix

E&E News: Ex-EPA deputy chief, potential Trump reg boss joins faculty, mentioning Marcus Peacock

C-SPAN: Congress and Trump Administration, with Susan Dudley

The Atlantic: How Trump Could Wage a War on Scientific Expertise, quoting Susan Dudley

Washington Post: In a race to the finish, Obama administration presses ahead with ambitious rules, quoting Daniel Pérez

Science: Republicans ready a regulatory rollback, quoting Susan Dudley

Bloomberg: Obama Races to Regulate Before Trump Takes Reins, quoting Susan E. Dudley

Greenwire: Will climate skeptics, Sarah Palin snag top Trump jobs?, mentioning Marcus Peacock 

The New York Times: With Trump's Signature, Dozens of Obama's Rules Could Fall, quoting Susan Dudley

Science: Trump and next Congress could quickly erase scores of major regulations, citing Susan Dudley

The Hill: Trump win spurs Obama regs, quoting Susan Dudley

Wall Street Journal:  Donald Trump Election Upset Could Undo Regulation on Commerce, quoting Susan Dudley

Reg Blog: Red Tape on the Upswing, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

National Journal: Obama Sets the Regulatory Table for Clinton (or Trump), quoting Sofie Miller

Fortune: The Red Tape Conundrum, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center

American Banker: Consumers Need Protection from the CFPB, by Adam C. Smith quoting Brian Mannix

CNN: Could a President Trump reverse Obama's regulations on 'Day One'?, quotes Susan Dudley

Gallup: Partisan Divide on Government Regulations Remains Wide, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center

U.S. News: Obama's Climate Legacy Rests With Lawyers, Not Lawmakers, cites the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Bloomberg BNA: Former Agency Officials Bring Benefits to Regulatory Debate, mentions Susan Dudley

Bloomberg Government: How Trump could gut Obama's EPA rules, quotes Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNA: Little Credit Given for Rule Cuts With Big Savings, quoting Sofie E. Miller

Chicago Tribune: Getting sucker punched by energy efficiency regulations, citing Sofie E. Miller

Bloomberg BNA: Trump Vows to Deregulate by at Least 85 Percent, citing Sofie Miller and the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Politico: Obama agencies bet on Clinton win, citing Susan Dudley and the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Bloomberg BNA: Groups Agree on Existence, Not Quality, of Midnight Rules, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Washington Examiner: Restoring Americans' independence, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

The Hill: Obama to aggressively pursue 2016 regulations agenda, citing Sofie E. Miller & the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Washington Times: Killing the regulatory parasite, citing Susan Dudley & the GW Regulatory Studies Center

The Hill: Report: Regs spending has increased twentyfold since Eisenhower, citing Susan Dudley & the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Bloomberg BNA: The Cost of Federal Regulations? Not Backyard Barbecue Banter, citing Susan Dudley & the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Bloomberg BNA: DOE, EPA Rules Hurt Competition: Analysts, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center (subscription required)

Washington Examiner: Shock report: Federal red tape eats 11% GDP, rivals ALL pretax corporate profits, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Bloomberg BNA: EPA Final Chemical Rules Confront OMB Deadline, citing Susan Dudley

The Hill: White House racing to finish new regs, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Wall Street Journal: Obama Readies Flurry of Regulations, citing the GW Regulatory Studies Center

Bloomberg BNA: Next President Likely to Stop New Regulations, quoting Susan Dudley

Wall Street Journal: Roll-Back of Federal Regulations Isn’t Easy, citing Susan Dudley

Washington Free Beacon: How Bureaucrats and Conspiracy Theorists Are Holding Up Efforts to Combat Zika Virus, quoting Daniel Pérez

Bloomberg Business: Brokers and Big Oil Fight Obama Rush to Make Rules by May Cutoff, quoting Susan Dudley

Forbes Opinion: Excessive, Wrong-Headed Regulation Of 'GMOs' Stifles Innovation And Slows Economic Growth, citing Susan Dudley and Daniel Pérez

The Hill, Window on Obama regs closing, quoting Susan Dudley

Bloomberg BNA, OIRA Wish for 2016: An Orderly Regulatory Process, quoting Daniel Pérez

The Hill, Racing to Cement a Wall Street Legacy, mentioning Susan Dudley

MarketplaceDemocrats in Congress in no hurry to overturn Trump-era regulations, Kimberly Adams interviews Bridget Dooling

Gov ActuallyBehind the Scenes of the Biden Transition Team at OMB, Bridget Dooling joins Martha Coven from Princeton Univeristy for an interview with Dan Tangherlini and Danny Werfel

Harvard Kennedy School, Bespoke Regulatory Review, Joseph Aldy interviews Bridget Dooling

Marketplace Morning Report, Kimberly Adams interviews Susan Dudley 

GW Reg StudiesNobel Prize and FCC Spectrum Auctions, Jerry Ellig interviews FCC senior economist Evan Kwerel

GW Reg StudiesThe DEA, COVID-19, and the Opioid Crisis, Bryce Chinault interviews Laura Stanely about her recent Washington Post op-ed and public interest comment to the DEA

GW Reg StudiesFY 2021 Regulators' Budget, Bryce Chinault interviews Mark Febrizio about annual report on federal agency spending and staffing levels

Federalist Society Teleforum, Minutes to Midnight, or Teeing Up a Second Term?, featuring Daniel Pérez

Arbitrary & Capricious, Minutes to Midnight, or Four More Years: The Regulatory Agenda, featuring Bridget C.E. Dooling

Trachtenberg School Summer Conversation Series, The Evidence Act and Organization of Information Policy Activities at Office of Management and Budget, featuring Susan Dudley

Arbitrary & CapriciousThe Tools of Administrative Management, featuring Christopher Carrigan

Federalist SocietyThe Whys and Hows of Commenting on Rules, featuring Susan Dudley & Brian Mannix

Federal Drive with Tom TeminEPA sees a potential solution to public comment challenge of e-rulemaking, interviewing Steven J. Balla

Ipse Dixit podcastBespoke Regulatory Review, interviewing Bridget C.E. Dooling

NPR MarketplaceLabor Department deregulation expected to pick up steam after Acosta, interviewing Bridget C.E. Dooling

Federal News NetworkShutdown Slows Momentum of Deregulation Efforts, interview with Bridget C.E. Dooling

Arbitrary & CapriciousWhat Role Should OIRA Play?, featuring Susan Dudley

NPR MarketplaceThe Partial Government Shutdown Makes Business Nostalgic for Bureaucracy, interview with Bridget C.E. Dooling

Arbitrary & CapriciousCost-Benefit Analysis in Court, featuring Bridget C.E. Dooling

Federal News Radio, 70-percent drop in significant regulations in Trump admin.’s first 18 months, interview with Bridget C.E. Dooling

Marketplace with Kai RyssdalGaze into the future with us, interview with Susan E. Dudley

The Steve Gruber Show, Susan Dudley, How Jeff Sessions Is Reining in the Regulatory State?, Interview with Susan E. Dudley

MarketplaceIs it worth commenting on a federal rule?, interview with Susan E. Dudley

MarketplaceAnother spin of the revolving door between industry and Washington, interview with Susan Dudley

WJR, Frank Beckman interviews Susan Dudley, (AUDIO)

The Simon Conway ShowInterview with Susan Dudley (AUDIO)

Gov Actually (podcast), How Regulation Works, interviewing Susan Dudley

Federal News RadioReal impact of midnight regulations, interviewing Sofie Miller

NPR MarketplaceHow Congress is using an obscure tool to reverse some Obama regulations, interviewing Sofie Miller

BloombergLawsuit Challenges Trump 2-for-1 Regulation Rules, interviewing Brian Mannix

NPR MarketplaceWhat will it take to throw out two regulations for every new one?, interviewing Susan Dudley

Fox Business: Is this the end of Obamacare?, interviewing Susan Dudley

Cato Podcast: Midnight Regulating ahead of a Trump Presidency, interviewing Susan Dudley

NPR's "Here and Now": Trump's Promise To Roll Back Regulation Won't Be So Easy To Fulfill, interviewing Susan Dudley

NPR: Republicans Raise Concerns About Uptick In Midnight Regulations, interviewing Susan Dudley

C-SPAN: Congress and Trump Administration, with Susan Dudley

KCRW, "To the Point": The bumpy road to inauguration, interviewing Susan E. Dudley

KAKM, Alaska Public Media: Trump, Congress and Southeast timber, what are the possibilities?, interviewing Sofie E. Miller

NPR: Trump Team To Discover Rolling Back Regulations Isn't Easy, interviewing Susan E. Dudley

Federalist Society - podcast: Regulations at the End of the Obama Administration, with Sofie Miller

Forbes: Obama Isn't Yet Done Regulating, interview with Sofie Miller

News Channel 8 - VIDEO: Government Matters: The Final Countdown: Projecting Midnight Regulations with Sofie Miller and Daniel Pérez