Centre for Law, Economics and Society


Dr Lianos awarded Gutenberg Research Chair

17 July 2012

Dr Ioannis Lianos of UCL Laws has been awarded the Gutenberg Research Chair at the Ecole National d'Administration (ENA), the elite public policy and administration school of the French Republic

Gutenberg Chairs are programmes organised by the local authorities of the French “Alsace” region on the suggestion of the Cercle Gutenberg. The duration of the Chair is approximately one year and its recipients receive the following: a) The Gutenberg Prize, worth 10,000 Euro, given personally; and b) specific financial help of 50,000 Euro attributed to the host institution and reserved entirely for the execution of their research project. The ENA and the French government have also made a financial contribution to this project. 

Dr Lianos’ research will focus on the analysis of national experiences of EU countries, looking at their various Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs). Its objective will be to understand the wider political context that might influence impact assessment methodology and its implementation. A second angle will explore the impact of RIAs in the decision-making process. A third angle will look at the implementation of impact assessments at the local level and, in particular, their role in the devolution or decentralisation process in select EU Member States. 

The research will be completed in the next 18 months at the ENA and University College London.