The European Impact Assessment and the Environment

  • Kilian Bizer
  • Sebastian Lechner
  • Martin Führ

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About this book


The European Commission requires an impact assessment report for any regulation proposed. This book analyzes the quality of impact assessments and discusses deficits and possible improvements. Based on 30 case studies of impact assessments, an institutional analysis of the relevant actors is conducted, which shows that there are many shortcomings, among them an incentive problem concerning desk officers in the European Commission. The book includes various articles which address controversial problems and possible solutions. It offers a comprehensive overview of the practice of impact assessment in the EC, as well as an institutional analysis of the processes involved and of the checks and balances between politicians and their administration.


European Commission Impact Assessment Institutional Analysis assessment environment evaluation regulation research science and technology value-at-risk

Editors and affiliations

  • Kilian Bizer
    • 1
  • Sebastian Lechner
    • 2
  • Martin Führ
    • 3
  1. 1.Volkswirtschaftliches Seminar, Professur für Wirtschaftspolitik undUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Volkswirtschaftliches Seminar, Professur für Wirtschaftspolitik undUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.FH DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11669-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11670-4
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