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 

Looking Back at 30 Years of Executive Order 12866

Slide show highlights from the Center's extensive coverage of Regulatory Review provisions

Comment on FTC-DOJ Draft Merger Guidelines

The proper goal of merger enforcement policy is to prevent only those mergers that seem likely to reduce the welfare of consumers

Is Communications-Company Ownership of Video Content a Threat to Competition?

Evidence from the financial markets that carrier integration into video production has not redounded to the benefit of these companies’ stockholders

Letter to OIRA Administrator on Circular A4

Former SBCA presidents emphasize the importance of best practices for discounting and distributional impacts for making the new OMB Circular a durable guide

Draft Circular A4 Peer Review Comments: Joseph Cordes

As a peer reviewer selected by Office of Management and Budget, Joseph Cordes evaluated Draft Circular A-4: Guidance on regulatory analysis

Understanding the Call for an AM Radio Mandate

Would regulatory action to mandate AM radios in electronic vehicles be in the public interest?

What’s Your Problem? Building an Evidence-Based System of Regulatory Analysis from the Bottom-Up

If regulatory intervention is truly necessary, must it occur at the federal, as opposed to the state or local, level?

How to Engage the Public: OIRA's New Guidance to Agencies

OIRA published new public participation guidance for federal agencies, offering an important new framework for engaging the public in the regulatory process.

Care to Comment? Topics Discussed in Revised Circular A4 Public Comments

Overview of our analysis of the nearly 4,500 public comments received by OMB on its proposed revisions to Circular A-4 guidance on cost-benefit analysis

The Discounting Dilemma

Insight by Brian Mannix submitted as a public interest comment to OMB in response to Draft Circular A-4