The Future of Better Regulation: A Transatlantic Perspective

Virtual event hosted by the EUI School of Transnational Governance and The Observatory on Regulatory Impact Analysis
Tue, 30 March, 2021 11:00am

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This event features Susan E. Dudley.

Better regulation as strategy and regulatory oversight as mechanism underpin regulatory policy in the USA and the European Union. Against a background of historical differences in design and operational features, we discuss the early choices of the Biden-Harris administration and the forthcoming Communication on better regulation of the European Commission.

Given the pandemic and the plans for recovery, how is the role of better regulation being (re)defined in Washington and Brussels? What is the scope for foresight and sustainability in the emerging trajectory of better regulation, and should regulatory offsetting remain an established practice in future-proof regulatory oversight? Will the European and US approach converge and if so on what? What should the forthcoming Communication of the European Commission say?

Introductory remarks

  • Elizabeth Golberg (former Director of Smart Regulation, European Commission’s Secretariat-General and Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Centre for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School).


  • Susan E. Dudley (Director of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center; former Administrator of OIRA – Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget).
  • Claudio M. Radaelli (Professor of Comparative Public Policy, EUI School of Transnational Governance, Florence), Principal Investigator on the Protego Project funded by the European Research Council and President of the Scientific Committee of the Observatory on Regulatory Impact Analysis (Osservatorio AIR).

The webinar is co-organised by the EUI School of Transnational Governance, The Observatory on Regulatory Impact Analysis (Osservatorio AIR) and the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center. The event will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, March 30 at 11:00 am EST.

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