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  1. The Asian Connection, Spring 2013 [Download]

    Title: The Asian Connection, Spring 2013
    Author: Sigur Center for Asian Studies
    Description: The Asian Connection is a biannual newsletter summarizing the activities related to Asian Studies at the Sigur Center in the Elliott School of International Affairs and the George Washington University more broadly. Covering speakers, research, student activities, and more, it provides an excellent summary of the various Asian Studies activities pursued by the GW community. The newsletters date back to 2011 and document the history of Asian Studies at The George Washington University.
    Keywords: Sigur Center, ESIA, Elliott School of International Affairs, Asian Studies, Asia, Foreign affairs, International affairs, Foreign study, Study abroad, The Asian Connection
    Date Uploaded: 01/26/2018
  2. The Asian Connection, Spring 2012 [Download]

    Title: The Asian Connection, Spring 2012
    Author: Sigur Center for Asian Studies
    Description: The Asian Connection is a biannual newsletter summarizing the activities related to Asian Studies at the Sigur Center in the Elliott School of International Affairs and the George Washington University more broadly. Covering speakers, research, student activities, and more, it provides an excellent summary of the various Asian Studies activities pursued by the GW community. The newsletters date to back 2011 and document the history of Asian Studies at The George Washington University.
    Keywords: Sigur Center, ESIA, Elliott School of International Affairs, Asian Studies, Asia, Foreign affairs, International affairs, Foreign study, Study abroad, The Asian Connection
    Date Uploaded: 01/26/2018
  3. The Asian Connection, Fall 2011 [Download]

    Title: The Asian Connection, Fall 2011
    Author: Sigur Center for Asian Studies
    Description: The Asian Connection is a biannual newsletter summarizing the activities related to Asian Studies at the Sigur Center in the Elliott School of International Affairs and the George Washington University more broadly. Covering speakers, research, student activities, and more, it provides an excellent summary of the various Asian Studies activities pursued by the GW community. The newsletters date back to 2011 and document the history of Asian Studies at The George Washington University.
    Keywords: Sigur Center, ESIA, Elliott School of International Affairs, Asian Studies, Asia, Foreign affairs, International affairs, Foreign study, Study abroad, Newsletter, The Asian Connection
    Date Uploaded: 01/26/2018
  4. Measuring Urban Condition and Performance: How Do We Know Urban Revitalization (or Distress) When We See It? [Download]

    Title: Measuring Urban Condition and Performance: How Do We Know Urban Revitalization (or Distress) When We See It?
    Author: Wolman, Harold
    Description:
    Keywords: Public policy, Urban condition, Performance, Urban revitalization, Distress
    Date Uploaded: 01/18/2018
  5. Regulatory Consultation in the United States [Download]

    Title: Regulatory Consultation in the United States
    Author: Dudley, Susan E.
    Description: This paper provides an overview of the U.S. regulatory process to facilitate discussion of stakeholder consultation at the joint Bertelsmann Stiftung and George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center workshop on December 1, 2010. U.S. procedures for developing regulations derive from the U.S. Constitution and the 1946 Administrative Procedure Act (APA). While more recent laws and executive orders provide for additional analytical requirements, review, and consultation, the APA has guided the regulatory process and the role for the public for almost 65 years. This paper summarizes the Constitutional framework and the APA requirements, and then reviews the stages of rulemaking and the role for public consultation at each stage.
    Keywords: Regulation , Working Paper , Public Consultation, Public Policy, Regulatory Studies
    Date Uploaded: 12/14/2017
  6. eRulemaking Challenges in the United States [Download]

    Title: eRulemaking Challenges in the United States
    Author: Otis, Rick
    Description: We define eRulemaking as the application of information technology to the process of developing regulations. It offers the potential to substantially transform the process and the use of regulatory information by improving internal government operations, enhancing transparency and public engagement, creating more productive deliberation and collaboration mechanisms, reducing time delays, simplifying terminology, making document formats more consistent and understandable, and improving regulatory outcomes. It also offers the potential to better coordinate related statutes, regulations, legal reviews, compliance, enforcement, and programmatic evaluation.
    Keywords: Regulation, Working Paper, Technology, Public Policy, Regulatory Studies, Modernization
    Date Uploaded: 12/14/2017
  7. Public Commenting on Federal Agency Regulations: Research on Current Practices and Recommendations to the Administrative Conference of the United States [Download]

    Title: Public Commenting on Federal Agency Regulations: Research on Current Practices and Recommendations to the Administrative Conference of the United States
    Author: Balla, Steven
    Description: This report, commissioned by the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), investigates agency practices in soliciting, circulating, and responding to public comments during the federal rulemaking process. Specifically, the report develops recommendations regarding the following aspects of the public commenting: 1. Should there be a required, or at least recommended, minimum length for a comment period? 2. Should agencies immediately make comments publicly available? Should they permit a “reply comment” period? 3. Must agencies reply to all comments, even if they take no further action on a rule for years? Do comments eventually become sufficiently “stale” that they could not support a final rule without further comment? 4. Under what circumstances should an agency be permitted to keep comments confidential and/or anonymous? 5. What effects do comments actually have on agency rules? The report considers three sources of information as the bases for developing recommendations in these areas of public commenting.
    Keywords: Regulation, Working Paper, Public Interest, Public Policy , Regulatory Studies
    Date Uploaded: 12/14/2017
  8. (Mis)Applications of Behavioral Economics to Regulation: The Importance of Public Choice Architecture [Download]

    Title: (Mis)Applications of Behavioral Economics to Regulation: The Importance of Public Choice Architecture
    Author: Smith, Adam C.
    Description: In this paper, I evaluate the recent promotion of libertarian paternalism as a viable means of coordinating market activities. In doing so, I challenge the notion that “anti-antipaternalism” logically follows from the findings in behavioral economics. For behavioral economic policy to be effective, advocates must show how policy will be rendered effectively through public institutions. I argue that the central dilemma of the field of behavioral law and economics is that it lacks analysis of the public choice architecture within which the improvement of private choice architecture would take place. Without an accompanying theory of the public institutions by which behavioral economic policy will be implemented, the promotion of these types of policy prescriptions is premature.
    Keywords: Regulation , Working Paper, Public Policy, Regulatory Studies, Behavioral Economics
    Date Uploaded: 12/14/2017
  9. Regulatory Subsidies: A Primer [Download]

    Title: Regulatory Subsidies: A Primer
    Author: Mannix, Brian F.
    Description: Subsidies are a commonplace feature of government programs, and can be found in regulatory programs as well as in budget expenditures and in the tax code. An accurate accounting of regulatory subsidies, accessible to the general public, could improve government regulation by helping to ensure that such subsidies are used only when, and to the degree that, they serve a sound public purpose. This is easier said than done, however. This paper explores the concept of a regulatory subsidy and review some examples. A more technical Appendix examines some of the obstacles to creating a clear accounting of regulatory subsidies, and suggest areas where useful studies might be pursued.
    Keywords: Regulation, Working Paper, Public Policy, Regulatory Studies, Subsidies
    Date Uploaded: 12/14/2017
  10. Regulation, Jobs, and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis [Download]

    Title: Regulation, Jobs, and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis
    Author: Sinclair, Tara M.
    Description: Claims about government regulation and its detrimental effects on job creation and economic growth are currently receiving substantial attention in the public sphere. Yet, conclusive evidence demonstrating this link between regulatory activity and macroeconomic indicators remains elusive. This paper seeks to empirically examine these linkages, using the onbudget costs of regulation over time as a proxy for federal regulatory activity. Our analysis finds that the macroeconomic effects of regulatory agency budgets as a whole as well as of subcategories of regulatory spending are indistinguishable from no effect based on the data and statistical methods available. This finding is generally robust throughout our sensitivity analysis. We explore possible explanations for this finding, as well as why our results differ from other studies on the same subject. This report highlights throughout the numerous challenges associated with both accurately measuring regulatory activity and obtaining valid estimates of its effects on the macroeconomy. It also offers recommendations moving forward on how to keep the public conversation about regulation constructive and evidence-based.
    Keywords: Regulation , Working Paper, Public Interest, Public Policy, Regulatory Studies, Job Growth, Economic Growth
    Date Uploaded: 12/14/2017