Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as the director of the Penn Program on Regulation and has served as the law school’s Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs. He specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies and the role of public participation, negotiation, and business-government relations in policy making.
A co-chair of the American Bar Association’s administrative law section committee on e-government and past co-chair of its committee on rulemaking, he has led a National Science Foundation initiative on e-rulemaking, served on the ABA’s task force on improvingRegulations.Gov, and chaired a task force on transparency and public participation in the regulatory process that offered a blueprint to the Obama Administration on open government. He has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, Environment Canada, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- administrative law
- environmental regulation
- executive branch and federal agencies
- government litigation
- public policy analysis
- regulatory policymaking
- transparency and open government
Increasingly, and particularly in response to the recent economic downturn, policy makers have pointed to regulation as a “job killer” and have called for regulatory reform to promote job creation and economic recovery. The empirical research, although limited, reveals a more complex relationship between regulation and jobs, and fails to support the notion that regulation is either a major job killer or a significant job creator. U.S. policy makers should not expect that the nation’s economic woes can be solved by reforming the regulatory process.
"B-School for Public Policy" Seminars
March 24, 2017Service Exports and the US Trade Deficit
June 1, 2018The Decline in U.S. Corporate Investment
Recent News Stories
The White House recently released a report highlighting the administration’s accomplishments in open government and transparency. Among these accomplishments were recommendations developed by the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) based on research conducted by Penn Law professor Cary Coglianese. An interview with Professor Coglianese about the report is available on the Penn Law website.
The Office of the Chairman of the Administrative Conference announced it is exploring the growing role that artificial intelligence (AI), such as machine learning and related techniques, is playing in federal agency adjudication, rulemaking, and other regulatory activities. The Office of the Chairman of the Administrative Conference will work with Professor Cary Coglianese and other experts to conduct additional research related to governmental uses of AI.