Fabrizio De Francesco is a public policy lecturer at the School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Exeter. Before moving to Glasgow Fabrizio was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich and at the University of Lausanne. His thesis deals with the policy diffusion of RIA. A revised version of this thesis has been recently published by the ECPR press: Transnational Policy Innovation: The OECD and the diffusion of regulatory impact analysis.
Since 2000 Fabrizio has been researching on regulatory reform, better regulation and impact assessment. He has participated in governmental projects on the implementation of RIA in Italy and the UK, as well as in research projects funded by the European Commission and the World Bank. He coauthored Regulatory Quality in Europe (Manchester University Press) and published several articles on RIA and indicators of regulatory quality.
Fabrizio’s is currently leading three funded research projects on:
- administrative capacity within the EU cohesion policy http://www.eprc-eiburs.eu/,
- global convergence of administrative reform http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofgovernmentandpublicpolicy/staff/defrancescofabriziodr/mariecurieresearchproject/, and
- the dynamics of non-proportionate policy response to the 2008-9 financial crisis.