Commentary Archive

Sofie Miller

Retrospective Review: Do Agencies’ Proposals Measure Up?

April 21, 2014

Our goal is that the GW Regulatory Studies Center’s Retrospective Review Comment Project will encourage regulators to prospectively plan for lookbacks, and provide constructive recommendations to agencies on how to best structure their proposed rules to accomplish these objectives.

Brian Mannix testifies in Congress

A Flash Judgment

April 14, 2014

In this commentary, Brian Mannix concludes that randomizing buffers, and other technical improvements that mitigate high-frequency trading, will emerge and compete successfully such that regulation is unnecessary.

Federal agency building

Measuring the Impact of Public Comments

April 07, 2014

For decades, a central question in rulemaking has been the extent to which public comments on proposed rules affect the substance of agency regulations. Do public comments really matter?

Number of OIRA ongoing reviews over time

Timeliness of OIRA Reviews: A Snapshot in Time

April 01, 2014

Centralized review of federal regulations by the Executive Office of the President has long been a feature of the U.S. regulatory system.