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Professor of Law

Anne Joseph O'Connell

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law
Stanford Law School

Anne Joseph O’Connell is a lawyer and social scientist (with graduate training in economics and political science) whose research and teaching focus on administrative law and the federal bureaucracy. Outside of the law school, she is a presidentially appointed member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an independent federal agency dedicated to improving regulatory procedures, and a contributor to the Center on Regulation and Markets at the Brookings Institution. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration and an elected member of the American Law Institute. She frequently consults with congressional staff, nonprofit organizations, and others, and has testified in front of Congress.

Focal Areas: Politics and Media, Regulation and Competition, Energy and Environment



PhD in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University
JD, Yale Law School
MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University
BA in Mathematics, Williams College