Impact assessment

Impact assessment is the ex-ante assessment of the expected impacts of a policy. Usually this is done to compare several policy options, and the option which best meets the criteria will be chosen.

Over several years I supported European impact assessments in several ways:

  1. Authoring the European Commission’s Better Regulation Guidelines, which guide all European impact assessments, on the topics of modelling and sensitivity/uncertainty analysis.
  2. Reviewing the statistical/data aspects of specific impact assessments, on topics including gender equality, GPS, long-term care and liability of nuclear energy companies.
  3. Providing training to Commission staff on my topics of expertise, especially on dealing with uncertainty in modelling.
William Becker
Data scientist, policy analyst

Data scientist with expertise in international data, stats/ML and uncertainty/sensitivity analysis