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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 

Bridget Dooling | ABA Section Council Member

August 23, 2021
Bridget Dooling was appointed to the Council of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

A Midyear Review of Regulatory Sentiment and Uncertainty

August 18, 2021
This commentary highlights patterns in the news-based measures of regulatory sentiment and uncertainty in 2021. Regulatory sentiment reached a historic high in May, and regulatory uncertainty rose in July.

Distributional Language in Regulatory Executive Orders

August 04, 2021
To achieve the goals outlined in Biden's Modernizing Regulatory Review Memorandum, federal agencies will likely build on the distributional language of the executive orders highlighted in this commentary.

Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement

August 03, 2021
The National Academy of Public Administration asked its Fellows for advice for the first four years of the Biden Administration, here is Susan Dudley's contribution.

Two Ideas to Improve Equity in Government Decisions

July 28, 2021
To improve equity in government decisions, OMB should update what counts as “burden” to include the psychological and other costs that paperwork and other disclosure requirements can impose on individuals. Second, while formal public comment periods remain important, OMB should also encourage agencies to leverage the entire regulatory development timeline—especially at the beginning—to engage the public in different ways.