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Cary Coglianese, the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science and the founding Director of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania, specializes in the study of administrative law and regulatory policy, with an emphasis on the design and evaluation of alternative processes and strategies and the role of public participation, technology, and business-government relations in policymaking.

The author of more than 300 articles, book chapters, reports, and essays on a broad range of administrative law and regulatory policy issues, Coglianese served as a founding editor of the international peer-reviewed journal, Regulation & Governance. He also founded and serves as the faculty advisor of The Regulatory Review, a global online publication that covers a full range regulatory law and policy issues. He previously served as the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania’s law school


Prior to joining the Penn faculty, he spent a dozen years on the faculty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government where he founded and chaired the school’s Regulatory Policy Program and was an affiliated scholar at the Harvard Law School. He also has served as a visiting law professor at Stanford University and Vanderbilt University.


He has chaired and served on National Academy of Sciences committees as well as committees of the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy. A Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), Coglianese has served as an appointed Public Member of ACUS and as the chair of ACUS’s Rulemaking Committee. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.


Coglianese teaches courses in administrative law, environmental law, regulatory law and policy, and policy analysis. In addition, he serves as the faculty director for and teaches in an executive education program on regulatory analysis and decision-making.

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