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Regulatory Impact Assessment
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Regulatory Impact Assessment

Towards Better Regulation?

9781848441958 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Colin Kirkpatrick, former Hallsworth Professor of Development Economics, Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and Co-Director, Regulation Research Programme, Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC), University of Manchester, UK and David Parker, formerly Research Professor in Privatisation and Regulation, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK and Co-Director, Regulation Research Programme, Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC), University of Manchester, UK
Publication Date: 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84844 195 8 Extent: 304 pp
Better state regulation is a key component of economic reform. This is the first book to comprehensively explore international experience in the use of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA), which involves assessing the potential benefits and costs of any regulatory change. The contributors reveal that RIA is being adopted by an increasing number of countries as a route to better regulation with varying degrees of success. The book includes contributions from leading experts on regulatory reform and introduces a range of case studies from developed, developing and transitional economies.

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‘The practice of regulatory impact assessment has long needed a critical
Better state regulation is a key component of economic reform. This is the first book to comprehensively explore international experience in the use of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA), which involves assessing the potential benefits and costs of any regulatory change. The contributors reveal that RIA is being adopted by an increasing number of countries as a route to better regulation with varying degrees of success. The book includes contributions from leading experts on regulatory reform and introduces a range of case studies from developed, developing and transitional economies.

Comprehensive in its approach, this book contributes to the literature on evidence-based decision making as part of the new public management. By rigorously examining the principles of better regulation and focusing on the problem of applicability and adoption of RIA practices around the world, it will greatly aid understanding of regulatory policy design and implementation.

The book will be invaluable for academics and researchers of public policy and management in developed, developing and transitional countries. It will also be of great practical relevance to government administrators and policymakers challenged by the need to understand the scope and limitations of RIA.
Critical Acclaim
evaluation. This volume, which is interdisciplinary and international, and combines academic and practitioner insights, hits the spot to great effect.’
– Colin Scott, UCD College of Business and Law and UCD School of Law, Ireland
Contributors
Contributors: L. Allio, C. Cordova Novion, F. De Francesco, R. Deighton-Smith, E. Humpherson, C. Jacobs, S.H. Jacobs, C. Kirkpatrick, M. Knight-John, P. Ladegaard, D. Parker, C.M. Radaelli, M. Thomas, D. Welch
Contents
Contents:

Preface

1. Regulatory Impact Assessment: An Overview
Colin Kirkpatrick and David Parker

2. Current Trends in the Process and Methods of Regulatory Impact Assessment: Mainstreaming RIA into Policy Processes
Scott H. Jacobs

3. Indicators of Regulatory Quality
Fabrizio De Francesco and Claudio M. Radaelli

4. Measuring RIA Quality and Performance
Peter Ladegaard

5. Better Regulation and Impact Assessment in the European Commission
Lorenzo Allio

6. The Evolution and Development of Regulatory Impact Assessment in the UK
Colin Jacobs

7. Auditing Regulatory Impact Assessment: UK Experience
Ed Humpherson

8. Regulatory Impact Assessment in Australia: A Survey of 20 Years of RIA Implementation
Rex Deighton-Smith

9. Regulatory Impact Assessment in Developing Countries
David Parker and Colin Kirkpatrick

10. Regulatory Impact Assessment: A Tool for Improved Regulatory Governance in Sri Lanka
Malathy Knight-John

11. Regulatory Impact Assessment in East Africa
Darren Welch

12. Regulatory Impact Assessment in Mexico
Cesar Cordova Novion

13. South East Europe: Opportunities and Challenges for Improving Regulatory Quality
Margo Thomas

Index

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