I apply economic insights to improve regulations and their effects. I am director of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and distinguished professor of practice in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. From 2007 to 2009, I oversaw federal government regulations as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (aka the Regulatory Oversight Czar) in the White House Office of Management and Budget. I have studied regulations and their effects for more than three decades, from perspectives in government, both as a career civil servant and a political appointee, in academia, non-profit organizations, and consulting. I am currently president of the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis, a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a National Academy of Public Administration fellow, on the boards of the National Federation of Independent Businesses Legal Center and Economists Incorporated, and on the executive committee of the Federalist Society Administrative Law Group.