October 1, 2015

What the United States Can Learn from the European Commission's Better Regulation Initiative

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In May of 2015, the European Commission released a package outlining the vision for its Better Regulation initiative, a program aimed at improving outcomes of the European Union (EU) regulation.1 The move represents a step forward for regulatory reform in the EU, and signals a potential shift in world leadership roles among countries promoting evidence based policy. The United States (US), once at the forefront of regulatory science and analysis, may now be lagging behind. If Better Regulation is implemented as its ambitious designers envision, this could signal a new role for the EU in advancing 21st century policymaking. 

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