Editor’s Note: “Regulation: A Primer” (Second Edition) by Susan E. Dudley and Jerry Brito is atatched here
In conjunction with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the GW Regulatory Studies Center is proud to announce the release of a brand-new, updated publication of Regulation: A Primer by RSC Director Susan Dudley and Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Jerry Brito.
Federal regulations affect nearly every area of our lives, and public interest in regulation is increasing. However, many people don’t know how regulations are developed or how they affect the lives of everyday American citizens. The Primer provides an accessible overview of regulatory theory, analysis, and practice to simplify the rulemaking process for academics and policy makers alike.
The Primer examines the constitutional underpinnings of federal regulation and discusses who writes and enforces regulation and how they do it. It also provides insights into the different varieties of regulation and how to analyze whether a regulatory proposal makes citizens better or worse off. Each chapter discusses key aspects of regulation and provides further readings for those interested in exploring topics in more detail.