Skip to main content area Skip to main content area Skip to institutional navigation Skip to search Skip to section navigation

Penn Program on Regulation Holds One-Year Obama Retrospective

January 29, 2010


Cary Coglianese (left), Adam Finkel
Jim Tozzi (Reagan Administration), Sally Katzen (Clinton Administration), Susan Dudley (Bush Administration)


The Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) hosted a panel discussion at the Wharton School on Tuesday, Jan. 26 to assess President Obama’s regulatory record a year after he took office. PPR Executive Director Adam Finkel introduced the event and PPR Director Cary Coglianese moderated.   

The panel featured academic and NGO commentary as well as perspectives from former appointed White House regulatory advisors from both Democratic and Republican Administrations. Panelists included:
Susan E. Dudley, immediate past administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) under President Bush and current director of the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University;
Sally Katzen, former OIRA administrator under President Clinton and currently the executive managing director of the Podesta Group;
Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER);
Rena Steinzor, professor of law at the University of Maryland and president of the Center for Progressive Reform; and
Jim Tozzi, co-founder of the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness and former assistant director of the Office of Management & Budget under President Reagan.
Read more about the one-year retrospective at RegBlog, a new blog by the Penn Program on Regulation that tracks key developments related to regulation.