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Regulatory Agencies: The Challenges of Independence, Accountability and Transparency

From Friday July 13, 2012 at 9:00, to Saturday July 14, 2012 at 17:00
Seminar Room - Ground Floor IBEI
GLOBALREG International Workshop



Regulatory Agencies: The Challenges of Independence, Accountability and Transparency


13-14 July 2012


Regulatory governance has expanded in recent decades, transforming the interaction between the public and the private domains. Based on autonomy, independence, and expertise as fundamental elements to the improvement of policy outcomes and economic efficiency, regulatory agencies have been established to regulate multiple areas, including economic and social issues. However, as their decisions are not merely technocratic and often involve politically sensitive choices, the political and social isolation of regulatory agencies raise concerns about democratic accountability and transparency.

This international workshop will bring together scholars and experts in the area of regulation to contribute a theoretical and empirical assessment of the nature and processes of accountability and transparency in regulatory agencies across sectors and across countries.


With the support of:

Secretary for Universities and Research of the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya

Secretary of State of Research, Development and Innovation of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (CSO2009-11053)


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