Impact Assessment: Empirical Evidence

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter provides an empirical analysis of the current methodology of Impact Assessments conducted by the European Commission. In particular, the objective is to analyse the way in which the delineation of policy options is conducted in the IAs and the extent to which previous experience of the Member States in the regulation of a determined issue is taken into account in the design of different policy options. The chapter is based on an empirical study of all IAs prepared by the Directorates-General during 2008. The analysis suggests that the way in which these IAs are conducted is not complying with the principle of proportionate analysis, and hence does not sufficiently contribute to the achievement of the EU’s Better Regulation objectives.

Keywords

Member State Impact Assessment Policy Instrument Policy Option Legal Analysis 
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© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the author(s) 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Superintendence of Industry and CommerceBogotaColombia

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