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Susan Dudley was nominated by the President on July 31, 2006, and appointed on April 4, 2007, to serve as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget.
Prior to her service at OIRA, from 1998 through January 2007, Ms. Dudley served at the non-profit Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where she directed the Regulatory Studies Program from 2003 to 2006. As an Adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law from 2002 to 2006, she designed and taught courses on regulations and led regulatory clinics.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Dudley served as a career civil servant, working as a policy analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency (1984-1985), an economist at OIRA (1985 – 1989), and an economist advisor to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (1989 - 1991). From 1991 until 1998, she was a consultant to government and private clients at Economists Incorporated.
Ms. Dudley has authored more than 25 scholarly publications on regulatory matters ranging from e-rulemaking, to electricity, health care, the environment, and occupational safety. Before joining the Administration, she served on the boards of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics, which was founded by Nobel Prize winning economist Vernon Smith. She has also served as a citizen member of several committees and boards in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the Virginia Environmental Education Advisory Committee (2000-2002), the Administrative Law Advisory Committee (2000-2003), and the Virginia Waste Management Board (1996-2001).Ms. Dudley holds a Master of Science degree from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981) and a Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1977). She lives in Virginia with her husband and two sons.