Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

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Independent Regulatory Authorities

  • Régis LanneauEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_647


Independent regulatory agencies are now considered to be the sign of modern economic regulatory systems. They proliferated since the 1980s, and it is believed that they are enhancing the efficiency of regulation. In this entry, I will use law and economics to develop some rationale to explain their diffusion and emergence.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law School, CRDPUniversité de Paris NanterreNanterreFrance