Hon. Susan E. Dudley

Director of the Regulatory Studies Center, The George Washington University

Susan Dudley directs the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and is a Research Professor in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration. She founded the Center in 2009 to bring high quality academic research to bear on regulatory policy. The Regulatory Studies Center provides serious research on current regulatory issues in a timely way, educates the next generation of policy makers and scholars, and engage policy officials and opinion leaders with solid, independent, and persuasive reasoning. 

As the Presidentially-appointed Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from April 2007 through January 2009, Professor Dudley was responsible for the review of draft executive branch regulations under Executive Order 12866, the collection of federal-government-wide information under the Paperwork Reduction Act, the development and implementation of government-wide policies in the areas of information policy, privacy, and statistical policy, and international regulatory cooperation efforts. Prior to OIRA, she directed the Regulatory Studies Program at the non-profit Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where she also taught courses on regulation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Dudley served as an economist at OIRA, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

  • S.M., Applied Economics and Finance, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts

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Upcoming Events
Publications and Multimedia
Costs and Benefits vs. Smoke and Mirrors - Audio/Video
Third Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
June 24, 2015
The Social Cost of Carbon
Engage Volume 15, Issue 1
July 24, 2014
Policy without Process? - Event Audio/Video
Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
May 14, 2014
Improving the Use of Science for Policy - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
May 17, 2013
Cost and Benefits of FY 2012 Regulations - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
May 07, 2013
Prospects for Regulatory Reform in 2011
Engage Volume 11, Issue 1, June 2011
June 03, 2011
The Paperwork Reduction Act
New Federal Initiatives Project
January 11, 2010
The Future of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy - Event Audio/Video
2009 National Lawyers Convention
November 12, 2009
Scientific Integrity and the Role of Science in Developing Regulations
New Federal Initiatives Project
June 10, 2009
Executive Order Concerning Regulatory Planning and Review
New Federal Initiatives Project
May 11, 2009