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The Future of White House Regulatory Oversight in the Biden Administration

January 12, 2021 - August 12, 2021

An Event in the Gray Center’s “The Administrative State in Transition” Webinar Series

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

You can view the video recording below. Listen to the event as a podcast here

Over the last four years, the Trump administration continued the longstanding framework for OIRA regulatory oversight, but it also developed new oversight tools, such as the new regulatory budgeting framework of Executive Order 13771.

How will the new Biden Administration structure its own frameworks for regulatory oversight? What old and new tools will it keep? And what new innovations might it deliver?

To discuss these and other issues, the Gray Center hosted a webinar conversation with several leading experts:

The conversation was moderated by the Gray Center’s Director, Adam White. This was the first event in the Gray Center’s series, “The Administrative State in Transition.”

About Michael Livermore

Michael A. Livermore is a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia whose research focuses on regulatory review, environmental law, cost-benefit analysis, and the application of data science techniques to legal texts. He frequently collaborates on interdisciplinary projects with researchers in other academic fields, including economics, computer science, neurology, and the humanities. Livermore is the author of dozens of academic works, which have appeared in leading law journals as well as peer-reviewed legal, scientific, and social science journals. With Richard L. Revesz, he is the author of the recent book Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health published by Oxford University Press. He is a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States and was the founding executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law. He also clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards.

About Jennifer Nou

Jennifer Nou is Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Nou’s main research interests are in administrative law, executive branch dynamics, regulatory policy, and constitutional separation-of-powers. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a Public Law Fellow at the Law School and also worked as a policy analyst and special assistant at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Nou is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, and received an MPhil in Politics from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar. After law school, she was a law clerk to Judge Richard Posner of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then to Justice Stephen Breyer of the US Supreme Court. She is currently a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.

About Stuart Shapiro

Dr. Stuart Shapiro joined Rutgers University in 2003. Prior to that, he received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Rutgers and worked at the Office of Management and Budget under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. Dr. Shapiro teaches classes in economics, public policy, and politics. He has written three books and published numerous articles in law reviews, political science journals, public administration journals, and several others. His work focuses on the regulatory process and the role of policy analysis in making regulatory decisions.


January 12, 2021
August 12, 2021