Susan Dudley – Director of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Centre

dudley-photoSusan Dudley founded the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Centre in 2009 to improve regulatory policy through research, education, and outreach. She is also a research professor in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, and a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, where she serves on the committee on regulation.

From April 2007 through January 2009, Professor Dudley served as the presidentially-appointed Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and was responsible for the review of draft executive branch regulations and their impact analyses 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 benefit-cost analysis, information policy, privacy, and statistical policy, and international regulatory cooperation efforts.

Prior to OIRA, she directed the Regulatory Studies Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and taught courses on regulation at the George Mason University School of Law. 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. She was also a consultant to government and private clients at Economists Incorporated. She holds a Master of Science degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT with concentrations in applied economics and finance, and a Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her new book, Regulation: A Primer, with Jerry Brito, is available on