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Bush Nominates Professor Susan Dudley to OMB Post

On July 31st, President Bush nominated Adjunct Professor Susan Dudley to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget.  In addition to teaching courses on regulation at GMU Law, Dudley directed the Regulatory Studies Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.  Pending her confirmation, she will remain a Distinguished Senior Scholar in the Regulatory Studies Program. 

Dudley's distinguished career includes over 15 years experience in the government and non-profit organizations, examining regulations from the perspective of the public interest.  A respected scholar, Dudley has authored more than 25 scholarly publications on regulatory matters ranging from e-rulemaking, to electricity, health care, the environment, and occupational safety. She serves on the boards of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics.

Of the nomination, GMU School of Law Dean Daniel Polsby stated, "If confirmed as administrator of OIRA, Susan Dudley's exceptional background in research and regulatory affairs will serve the nation well towards fostering a more efficient and effective regulatory climate."