The Observatory on Impact Assessment (IA) (Osservatorio AIR), invites both senior and junior scholars (including PhD students), as well as practitioners and experts to submit paper proposals dealing with the following themes:
- Enforcement and Better Regulation (for instance: principles; risk based approach; inspections; investigations; complaint management; self-assessment for enforcement; assured guidance; enforcement oversight bodies);
- Transparent Rulemaking (for instance: principles; data set disclosure; content and adequacy of the notice; comment disclosure; impact analysis transparency).
Abstracts should be at least 150 words long, but longer and more fully-developed abstracts up to 500 words are welcome and encouraged where possible. Abstracts should be sent by 15th December 2014. All proposals will undergo peer review and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 20th January 2015. Successful applicants will be invited to present a first draft version of their paper during a Workshop that will be held in Rome in June 2015.
The Observatory will cover travel and lodging expenses for up to four successful candidates (for a total amount of 500 € per person).