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 

Transparency, Participation, and Responsiveness in Hong Kong Consultative Policymaking

Examining the notice and comment practice in Hong Kong, analyzing hundreds of consultations conducted over a 25-year period

Regulatory Body Shops

Contractors fulfill many more functions in the rulemaking process than is commonly understood, with important implications for legality and public interest.

The Strange Case of United States v. Google

Google represents 29% of the market for online advertising. Does this amount to monopolization?

2022 Regulatory Year In Review

Top ten trends in federal agency actions for 2022

Timeline for OIRA Nominees in New Administrations

How long has it taken in the past for incoming presidents to confirm their OIRA administrator?

Will ChatGPT Break Notice and Comment for Regulations?

A new AI tool is making waves and could have an impact on public commenting at regulatory agencies

Biden’s Fall 2022 Unified Agenda

Specific agency actions reflect the Biden administration’s priorities on advancing equity, tackling the climate crisis, and a wide variety of policy areas.

ABA Recognizes Laura Stanley with Student Essay Award

Former Senior Policy Analyst Laura Stanley receives ABA award for best student essay in administrative law

CFIUS and the Pace of Technological Advancement

To keep pace with evolving technology and national security concerns, the scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is expanding

How Should the Court Respond to the Combination of Political Polarity, Legislative Impotence, and Executive Branch Overreach?

Working paper examines how extreme political polarization in the U.S. contributes to degraded effectiveness at all three branches of the federal government.