News and Events

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

Statement on the RSC Mission

Read the statement (PDF) from GW faculty and administrators involved with the GW Regulatory Studies Center providing accurate information about the center's membership, scholarship and activities.


Featured Recent Events

Revising Regulatory Review

At our May 9, 2023 public forum examining executive actions on Modernizing Regulatory Review, OIRA Administrator Richard Revesz discussed these changes with a panel of former OIRA administrators who served in the Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations. That was followed by a panel of experts in regulatory impact analysis at the federal level who explored in more depth the draft OMB Circular A-4.

Highlights from the SBCA 2023 Annual Conference

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) held its annual conference on March 9-10 and March 13-14, 2023  gathering a diverse group of professionals including economists, academics, and policy analysts to discuss the latest research, methods, and applications of benefit-cost analysis (BCA) to inform policy decisions.

Agile Governance

April 26-27, 2022, the GW Regulatory Studies Center co-hosted senior international government officials, thought leaders in academia and civil society, and business leaders from across sectors for a public forum on agile governance. Co-hosts for this dynamic discussion were the OECD, Google, World Economic Forum, and U.S. Council on International Business.









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Building On Regulatory Foundations and Bridging to the Future

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Executive Order 12866 and 20th Anniversary of Circular A-4

Thursday, 11/16/2023, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Executive Order 12866 and 20th Anniversary of Circular A-4

The Call for an AM Radio Mandate

Podcast with Dylan Desjardins

Tuesday, 10/24/2023, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

In the transition to electric vehicles (EVs), will the AM radio band be left behind?

Discussing the Draft Merger Guidelines

Tuesday, 9/26/2023, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Joe Cordes interviews Visiting Scholar Mary Sullivan for a discussion about the Draft Merger Guidelines developed by the FTC and DOJ.

Reeve Bull on Building an Evidence-Based System of Regulatory Analysis from the Bottom-Up

Agencies often do not consider what level of government is most appropriate for regulation

Tuesday, 9/12/2023, 11:00am - 12:00pm

State/local governments have two advantages over federal counterparts: They’re closer to the people, and more likely to hear about it if they get things wrong.

Podcast: Discounting to Achieve Policy Preferences

Tuesday, 8/15/2023, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Susan Dudley discusses the use of proposed discount rates in the OMB Draft Circular A-4

Overview of OIRA's Guidance on Public Engagement for Federal Agencies

Wednesday, 8/2/2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Discussing priorities for early involvement, transparency, proactive engagement, and meaningful participation

Biden’s Spring 2023 Unified Agenda

GW Regulatory Studies Podcast discussion

Wednesday, 6/28/2023, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Zhoudan (Zoey) Xie shares highlights of the Spring 2023 Unified Agenda

Safeguarding Objective and Evidence-Based Principles for Regulatory Impact Analysis

GW Regulatory Studies Podcast discussion

Wednesday, 6/21/2023, 10:00am - 10:30am

Susan Dudley shares perspectives on the OMB Draft Circular A4 and the value of durable, objective regulatory impact analysis

Challenges with Distributional Weighting in the Draft Circular A-4

GW Reg Studies Podcast discussion

Monday, 6/12/2023, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Economist Mary Sullivan joins the podcast to share perspectives on the proposed introduction of distributional weighting as part of the new draft Circular A-4

Revising Regulatory Review: Expert Insights on the Biden Administration’s Guidelines for Regulatory Analysis

Tuesday, 5/9/2023, 10:30am - 3:00pm

GW Regulatory Studies and the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis host a discussion of changes to regulatory practices and analysis with OIRA administrators