Premi e call for papers

Periodicamente l’Osservatorio AIR pubblica premi, bandi, concorsi e call for paper su temi specifici della better regulation. Per sottoporre proposte di ricerca e paper inediti relativi ad argomenti diversi da quelli delle call in corso, vai alla pagina Submit papers.


Transparent rulemaking and enforcement

.The Observatory on Impact Assessment (IA) (Osservatorio AIR), invites both senior and junior scholars (including PhD students), as well as practitioners and experts to submit paper proposals dealing with the following themes:

  • Enforcement and Better Regulation (for instance: principles; risk based approach; inspections; investigations; complaint management; self-assessment for enforcement; assured guidance; enforcement oversight bodies)
  • Transparent Rulemaking (for instance: principles; data set disclosure; content and adequacy of the notice; comment disclosure; impact analysis transparency)

Abstracts should be at least 150 words long, but longer and more fully-developed abstracts up to 500 words are welcome and encouraged where possible. Abstracts should be sent (in .doc or .docx format) to by 15th December 2014. All proposals will undergo peer review and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 20th January 2015. Successful applicants will be invited to present a first draft version of their paper during a Workshop that will be held in Rome in June 2015.

The Observatory will cover travel and lodging expenses for up to four successful candidates (for a total amount of 500 € per person).

Full papers are expected to be delivered by 15th September 2015 for publication on the Observatory website, getting an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) number for the “I papers dell’Osservatorio” series. They must be no longer than 8,000 words (footnotes included) and must be sent (in .doc or .docx format) to

For any further information please contact the Observatory via mail at

2013 – Regulation, regulatory processes inside governments. behavioural economics and global financial crisis

Selected papers (peer review ongoing):

  • Luca Di Donato, Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) and behavioural research: a new perspective?
  • Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes and Marcos Fernández-Gutiérrez, Improving Regulation of Public Infrastructure Services from the Consumer Perspective: Insights from Behavioural Economics


2013 – La qualità della regolazione nelle Autorità amministrative indipendenti

Selected papers:

Scarica la call in pdf —— Download the call

2013 – Publication on Regulatory Impact Assessment in the Independent Authorities: A cross-national overview

Selected paper

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2012/2011 – Selezione per la pubblicazione della “Migliore tesi di Laurea Magistrale in materia di metodologie di valutazione degli effetti della regolazione”

La tesi vincitrice dell’Edizione 2012

Le tesi vincitrici dell’Edizione 2011