Cary Coglianese

Fellow 2023/2025

▌▌▌Professor at Pennsylvania University

Cary Coglianese is the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, as well as the Director of the Penn Program on Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts in his fields of administrative law and regulatory processes. His work places a strong emphasis on empirical analysis of alternative processes and strategies, public participation, technology, and business-government relations in policymaking.

He has authored over 200 articles, book chapters, and essays, with recent book projects including “Achieving Regulatory Excellence”, “Does Regulation Kill Jobs?”, and “Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation”. He has also written extensively on topics such as climate change policy, the use of artificial intelligence by government agencies, and voluntary environmental programs.

Coglianese served as the founding director of the Penn Program on Regulation and was Penn Law’s Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs. Before joining Penn, he spent 12 years at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he founded and chaired the school’s Regulatory Policy Program. He has also been a visiting law professor at Stanford and Vanderbilt Universities.

He is a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), and has served as a Public Member and the Chair of ACUS’s Rulemaking Committee. He has chaired and co-chaired several committees of the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy and is a member of the American Law Institute. At Penn, he teaches courses in administrative law, environmental law, regulatory law and policy, and policy analysis.

Coglianese has been involved in various advisory roles, including serving on a National Academy of Sciences committee studying maritime sector trends, an Aspen Institute panel on energy governance, and a task force on water affordability for the American Water Works Association. He has also provided research and advice to various organizations including the Alberta Energy Regulator, Environment Canada, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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