Publications

The GW Regulatory Studies Center scholars regularly conduct applied research to understand regulatory policy and practice from a public interest perspective. Our content often takes the form of public interest comments, formal testimony, working papers, policy insights, and short commentaries analyzing the most pressing issues in regulatory policy. View the rest of our material by the different types of publications listed on this page or our research areas.

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What We Publish

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Public Comments & Testimonies

Scholarly analysis of the potential effects of particular rulemakings from federal agencies, and advice to Congress on how to improve the rulemaking process.

 

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Commentaries & Insights

Short-form publications intended for all audiences which provide easy to access analysis of regulatory policy.

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Books & Reports

Formal publications, often completed with other leading organizations and individuals, providing a thorough understanding of regulations and the rulemaking process.

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Newsletters

The weekly Regulation Digest contains everything you need to know about regulatory policy today, and our monthly Center Update gives you all of the latest from our team.

 

For accessible charts and supporting data that you can use in your own publications or presentations, visit the Reg Stats page.

 


Latest Publications 

Avoiding Unduly Concentrated Clean Energy Markets

The IRS will need help to avoid unintended adverse effects in implementing the Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy provisions.

What a Confirmation Hearing Might Reveal

Senate confirmation hearings represent an important check on presidential power: Know what to look for as the hearing unfolds.

Red Tape Literature in Public Administration

This Insight reviews an extensive public administration literature on the subject of “red tape.”

Agile Regulation for Auto Safety and Innovation

The automotive regulatory system designed decades ago offers an example of agile governance that can support both safety and innovation as technology evolves

The Trend and Fluctuations in News Attention to Regulation

Regulation has been drawing increasing media coverage in recent years alongside important regulatory developments and historical events.

Policymaking through Adjudication: DEA’s Red Flags

DEA's red flags policy has made some pharmacies reluctant to fill prescriptions for buprenorphine, a drug that can help tackle the opioid crisis.

A Vast and Discretionary Regime

Federal agencies have significant discretion to remove or alter regulatory barriers to methadone treatment.

Court Decision Extends the Period for Issuing Midnight Rules

A court decision found that agencies cannot withdraw a final rule that has appeared in the Federal Register for public inspection without notice and comment.

Factors Contributing to the Infant Formula Shortage

To reduce the risk of infant formula shortages in the future, the government should eliminate the barriers to entry under its control.

Nostalgia for Agency Expertise

Calls for more deference to agency expertise derive from an unrealistic view of executive policymaking.