Behavioral Insights, Consultation, and European Regulation (Video)

The Penn Program on Regulation organized a webinar titled Behavioral Insights, Public Consultation, and Regulatory Policy: Perspectives from Europe, that took place on September 21 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT (6:00-7:00 p.m. CEST), via Zoom.

The European Commission's "Better Regulation" agenda recognizes public consultation as an essential tool for enhancing the effectiveness of rules and strengthening compliance with them.  

Nicoletta Rangone, Professor of Administrative Law at LUMSA University in Rome, Jean Monnet Chair on EU Approach to Better Regulation and a visiting scholar at Penn Carey Law and the Penn Program on Regulation (PPR), presented a new research (Improving consultation to ensure the European Union's democratic legitimacy: from traditional procedural requirements to behavioural insights, European Law Journal), on cognitive biases among decision-makers, stakeholders, and citizens that can limit the effectiveness of public consultation, and she explains what can be done about these biases to improve the consultation process in Europe, and beyond.

Following Prof. Rangone’s remarks, Christiane Arndt-Bascle, Head of Programme on Measuring Regulatory Performance at the OECD, offered commentary drawing on the OECD’s work on public consultation. PPR Director Cary Coglianese, the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, moderated the discussion.

Recording of the event: