Cary Coglianese

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 founding director of the Penn Program on Regulation and has previously served as the law school’s Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs. He specializes in the study of administrative law and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative processes and strategies and the role of public participation, technology, and business-government relations in policy-making. At Penn, he teaches courses in administrative law, environmental law, regulatory law and policy, and policy analysis. The chair of the law school’s Government Service and Public Affairs Initiative, he is a faculty affiliate of the Fels Institute of Government, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, the Wharton Risk Center, and the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice. In addition, he serves as the faculty director for Penn Law’s executive education program on regulatory analysis and decision-making and teaches regularly in the Wharton School’s executive education program. The author of more than 200 articles, book chapters, and essays on administrative law and regulatory policy, Coglianese’s recent book projects have included: Achieving Regulatory ExcellenceDoes Regulation Kill Jobs?Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. RegulationImport Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy; and Regulation and Regulatory Processes.

Prior to joining Penn Law, Coglianese spent a dozen years on the faculty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government where he founded and chaired the Regulatory Policy Program within the School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. He also has taught as a visiting law professor at Stanford University and Vanderbilt University. He founded the Law & Society Association’s international collaborative research network on regulatory governance, served as a founding editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Regulation & Governance, and created and now advises the daily production of The Regulatory Review, a global online publication covering issues of administrative and regulatory law and policy. He currently serves as the chair of the regulatory policy committee of the American Bar Association’s administrative law section, and previously served as co-chair of its committees on rulemaking and on e-government. He has served as a member of a National Academy of Sciences committee studying performance-based regulation and another committee investigating ways to improve federal inspections of offshore oil and gas development. He has served on an Aspen Institute study team on energy governance. A public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), a federal agency that develops recommendations for improving the administrative aspects of government, Coglianese currently serves as the Chair of ACUS’s Rulemaking Committee, and, in the past, he has also served as a consultant to ACUS on projects related to governmental transparency and artificial intelligence. In other work, he has advised the Alberta Energy Regulator (Canada), Environment Canada, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on various regulatory issues.

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