Better Regulation through Impact Assessments (2010:1)


Improved quality of regulation and legislation is now a pronounced objective at European as well as national level. The European Commission have for some years now tried to convince EU member states to reduce the administrative burdens – especially for companies – and make regulatory impact assessment an integrated part of their regulatory process. But despite considerable efforts, the results have so far been rather modest.

In the SIEPS report Better Regulation through Impact Assessments, political scientist Magnus Erlandsson argues that Sweden is one of the lagging countries when it comes to regulatory impact assessment.

The report is part of the research project Representation, delegation and democracy and was presented at the seminar Improving the quality of regulation and legislation difficulties and solutions.


icon Regelförenkling genom konsekvensutredningar (2010:1) (478.58 kB)

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Magnus Erlandsson holds a Ph.D. in political science. He teaches and is engaged in research at Stockholm University and Score (Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research).