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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.


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.


Latest Publications 

Congress Targets Six Trump Administration Regulations for Elimination Under the CRA

April 07, 2021
The Democrat-led Congress has targeted six regulations for elimination including actions issued by the EEOC, EPA, Treasury, HHS, SSA, and the SEC.

Mass, Computer-Generated, and Fraudulent Comments

April 02, 2021
This report examines the legal, practical, and technical issues associated with processing and responding to mass, fraudulent, and computer-generated comments.

Developing Regulatory Alternatives Through Early Input

April 01, 2021
The following seven recommendations are, in large part, designed to help mitigate the inconsistency between what agencies do and what they describe in the documents they publicly release:

A Project Worth Watching at OIRA

March 29, 2021
Building up effective benefit-cost analyses was difficult when President Clinton authored EO 12866 in 1993, so too will be building out better distributional analysis under President Biden’s “Modernizing Regulatory Review” Memorandum. It was worth the effort then, and it will be worth the effort now.

Beyond Republicans and the Disapproval of Regulations

March 23, 2021
This paper examines legislative action—introductions, cosponsorship, and votes—on resolutions of disapproval by committees, political parties, and congressional majorities under the Congressional Review Act.