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