Groupe d’Economie Mondiale and the AEI-Brookings
Joint Center for Regulatory Studies are working
in partnership to conduct non-partisan research
on the costs and benefits of existing and envisaged
regulations. Trade in services is increasingly
putting pressure on existing European regulation.
Authorities are being forced to re-think the means
by which regulatory objectives have been pursued
to date, and to re-consider the objectives themselves,
if only for defining them with much more precision.
three last decades, regulatory reforms have been
generally designed on a sectoral basis, hence
the many sectoral sub-entries (financial services,
audiovisual, telecoms, etc.) in the GEM website.
However, there are signs of an emerging horizontal
(across sector) approach—in particular, when making
a cost-benefit based assessment of the existing
regulations (the so-called regulatory
impact analysis) and when designing regulatory
reforms for a wide range of services (the Services