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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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 

A Regulatory Surge in April 2024

In April 2024, federal agencies broke records by issuing an unprecedented number of significant final rules

Will History Repeat Itself? Forecasting CRA Use in a Second Trump Administration

What policy areas are most likely to be challenged if Trump wins a second term in the 2024 presidential election?

Biden’s Ambitious Executive Order Does More for Data Security than Banning TikTok

Biden's Executive Order 14117 is more tailored to producing meaningful protections on data security than the recent legislation banning TikTok

CARB Regulating In-Use Locomotives

Comment in response to permitting CARB to regulate in-use locomotives

Provisions Regarding Access to Americans' Bulk Sensitive Personal Data and Government-Related Data by Countries of Concern

Public interest comment by Mark Febrizio on DOJ data security proposal

Regulatory Advantages of the Administrative Law Court System

Recommendations for reform of the Administrative Law Court system

Comment on FinCEN's Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Residential Real Estate Transfers

Public interest comment by RSC Policy Analyst Sarah Hay

Regulation by Adjudication

If the Supreme Court limits or overturns the Chevron Deference doctrine, it will likely lead to a phase of regulation by adjudication as agencies adapt

Technology and Public Commenting: Congress Takes Action

A new legislative proposal aims to implement ACUS recommendations to better handle mass campaigns in the public commenting process.

Summary: Discussing Agile Regulation

Agile regulation may enable agencies to respond to public needs to a greater extent than they could under rigid rulemaking procedures