Program

2017-2018

Monday 4-6 PM - Friday 11 AM 1 PM

Room 13, Via Pompeo Magno 22, Rome

 

 

Opening lecture

  • Regulating hate speech

The foundation of regulation and its reform

  • Economic foundation of regulation
  • Good, Excellent and Smart Regulation
  • How to improve good quality regulation
  • EU Approach to Better Regulation

Cognitive sciences for effective regulation

  • Behvioural Regulation
  • Behavioural Psychology and Regulation
  • Nudging and Cognitive Empowerment
  • Introduction to Experimental Methods

Better Regulation Tools in the Regulatory Life-cycle

  • Regulatory Impact Assessement
  • Regulation and Competition
  • Consultations in Rule-making and Regulatory Impact Assessment
  • Administrative Burdens Assessment and Reduction Techniques
  • Principles and tools for Drafting Effective Regulation
  • Impact Assessment Exercise
  • Regulatory Enforcement
  • Visit to the Senat and the Chamber of Deputies.  Legislative Clinic: it combines legislative fieldwork in the Italian Parliament with legislative drafting exercises
  • Regulators, stakeholders, communities

Closing Lecture

  • Contestation and Controversial Impact Assessments

 

 

 

 

2016-2017

The course is divided into three modules.

The first Module covers the impact of European liberalisation, harmonization and simplification policies on regulatory theory and tools.

The second Module deals with the regulatory process and the tools to improve the flow and the stock of regulation used at European level and which European institutions ask member States to adopt.

The third Module revises some behavioural regulation’s issues both in theory and in practice. In particular, the first part concerns how the regulatory process should second the presence of behavioral departures from the rationality assumption. The second part deals with practical problems and solutions related to the application of cognitive insights to specific regulatory domains and it is mainly organized through workshops and cognitive experiments.

 

Module I 

Economic regulation

  • Economic regulation over the course of the twentieth century 
  • What does good regulation mean, and what are its core elements?
  • Economic foundation of regulation
  • Regulation and competition

 

Module II

Tools for better regulation in the regulatory life-cycle 

  • Regulatory impact analysis at European and national level
  • Lifestyle risk regulation
  • From EU Standard Cost Model for assessing administrative burdens to regulatory burdens assessment
  • Stakeholder consultation: simulation of consultation in rule-making
  • Consultation in legislative proceedings
  • Monitoring and ex post evaluation

    Legislative Clinic: the Clinic combines legislative fieldwork in the Italian Parliament with legislative drafting exercises

Visit to the Senate and to the Chamber of Deputies

 

Module III

Current trend of economic regulation: cognitive sciences for effective regulation

  • Cognitive-based approach to regulatory life-cycle
  • Evidence-based regulation: an introduction to experimental methods
  • New regulatory tools: nudging and cognitive empowerment