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Conclusions. A conditional yes to ex ante evaluation of legislation

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This chapter summarizes the results of the venture and tries to stir up the debate on the role that ex ante evaluations or impact assessments should (not) have in improving the quality of legislation and the reduction of regulatory burdens. Special attention is paid to the methodology, or perhaps better the methodologies, of ex ante evaluation and the rationale behind the current popularity of this type of evaluation research in the lawmaking process throughout Europe. The importance of raising a debate about the expectations behind the use of regulatory impact assessments in the European Union and its member states lies in the intrinsic tension there will always be between a wish for more evidence-based lawmaking on the one hand and the fact that political judgment can always be used to overrule the outcomes of any kind of evaluation research on the other hand.

Keywords: European Union; ex ante evaluation of legislation



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