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 

On the FTC's Trade Regulation on Unfair or Deceptive Fees Proposed Rule

More research is needed to understand which types of "junk fees" warrant regulating

Top Ten Essays from 2023

Our scholars and experts explored a wide range of topics last year and published leading insights on the regulatory developments that mattered most.

Biden's Fall 2023 Unified Agenda

Overview and highlights of notable actions in the Fall 2023 Unified Agenda

New Goals, Old Tools: Broadening Public Participation in the Regulatory Process in the Biden Administration

As the Biden Administration looks to improve public participation, are tools focused on the "supply" side of the equation enough?

Comparing the Draft and Final Circular A4

A comparison of the final OMB Circular A-4 to the draft proposed in April 2023

Structural Challenges Loom for Biden’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

Biden’s Executive Order 14110 envisions a whole-of-government response to mitigating AI risks. As agencies work on implementation, several challenges lay ahead.

Congressionally Reviewed: A New Pattern in CRA Vetoes

President Biden has vetoed more CRA resolutions of disapproval than all other presidents, combined

Does the Constitution Require Agencies to Use Biased Judges?

The Supreme Court should uphold longstanding legislation protecting the neutrality of administrative law judges.

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