The Economics of Regulation unit believes that improving public services is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. This implies asking a wide range of questions:
- How should public services be provided? Publicly, privately or in public–private partnerships?
- Which political and institutional framework enables the optimal provision of public services?
- How can service providers – whether public or private – be encouraged and motivated?
- What are the effects of the policies put in place to develop and improve public services?
Accurately responding to these questions presupposes solid and reliable scientific knowledge. The unit’s mission is to contribute to the production and dissemination of that knowledge by carrying out fundamental and applied research, publishing its findings, teaching and doing consultancy work.