Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
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Regulatory Impact Assessment

  • Régis LanneauEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_649


If regulation is often perceived as a tool to increase welfare, it is not infrequent that it leads to unintended consequences; examples are numerous. The purpose of regulatory impact assessment is precisely to help political decision-makers to identify whether and how to regulate while also defining a conception of the public interest that could then be debated. This entry will explain the logic and the development of RIA.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law School, CRDPUniversité de Paris NanterreNanterreFrance