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Research note. Examining the European Commission’ s open consultations with stakeholders

Research note by Adriana Bunea, Marie Curie Fellow, University College London Consultations with stakeholders are a key policy instrument used by the European Commission (EC) to prepare its legislative proposals and a core component of its…

Research note. Policy Benchmarking and Regulatory Quality Indicators: A Comparative Analysis of World Bank and OECD

Research note by Fabrizio De Francesco In this paper “Transfer agents, knowledge authority, and indices of regulatory quality: A comparative analysis of the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development“, I propose…

Retrospective Review and better rules to improve policy outputs: a mainstay for the Obama Administration

Osservatorio AIR has often drawn attention to the growing importance of retrospective review among US federal offices, thanks to the revived attention given by the Obama administration to such an instrument. Nonetheless, we have been…

Research note. How should law keep up with the evolution of society and technology?

Constitutional Sunsets and Experimental Legislation: A Comparative Perspective, Edward Elgar, 2015 Research note by Sofia Ranchordás Now more than ever, legislators and regulators are required to be ‘smarter’, regulate without stifling innovation, reduce unnecessary burdens on the…

Research note. Judicial review of executive policymaking in advanced democracies: beyond rights review

Research note by Eduardo Jordão and Susan Rose-Ackerman This note summarizes our article “Judicial review of executive policymaking in advanced democracies: beyond rights review”, published in the Administrative Law Review, volume 66 (2014). The article considers…

Better regulation in Southern Italian Regions: The POAT is in the finishing straight

The Presidency of Council of Ministers’ (PCM) Technical Assistance Operational Programme to strengthen normative capacity within the four Southern convergence regions (Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sicilia) is about to be completed, after four productive years (from…

Research note. Presidential Priorities, Congressional Control and the Quality of Regulatory Analysis

J. Ellig, C.J. Conover, Presidential Priorities, Congressional Control, and the Quality of Regulatory Analysis: An Application to Healthcare and Homeland Security, in «Public Choice», vol. 161 (Nov-Dec 2014) Research note by Jerry Ellig Background In the United States’…