“An evaluation of regulatory burden and its reduction” is a study that aims to give an overview of regulatory burden and its development in Finland. It is funded by Prime Minister’s Office and the objective is to produce knowledge to support decision and policy making.
The research evaluates regulatory burden on businesses and citizens and studies its development. One of the research objectives is to examine whether there has been change in the amount of the regulatory burden, and what are the regulation effects from European Union and international agreements.
The project has been conducted by Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy (University of Helsinki), Finnish Environment Institute and Frisky & Anjoy Oy. The findings will be showcased in the beginning of 2018.
Research objectives are:
- to present basic concepts, practices of evaluation, international obligations, models and examples
- to give an overview of regulatory burden and its development in Finland
- to evaluate the relationship between regulatory burden and the benefits of regulation
- to study mechanisms of regulatory burden on different approaches: phenomenon, regulatory field and actor