Fulbright Schuman Scholar to Talk on Regulatory Reform at Harvard Kennedy School

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On September 24, 2015, Maciej Drozd, Fulbright Schuman Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, will share lessons learned from regulatory reform in Poland in a special seminar at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. Maciej Drozd is on temporary leave from his role as Director for Regulatory Planning and Impact Assessment at the Polish Prime Minister’s Office. He has championed regulatory cost-benefit analysis in the Polish government and co-authored his country’s Better Regulation Policy as well as the Cabinet’s Rules of Procedure. His team helped to avert unnecessary regulatory costs, set and enforce standards for regulatory impact analysis, and improve the business climate in Poland.

In his talk, Mr. Drozd will explain Poland’s transition from nominal to full-fledged regulatory management and distill lessons for public sector leaders from other countries. “Almost every member of the OECD claims to have a regulatory policy in place” writes Mr. Drozd. “Yet only few states have been able to enforce rules on transparency, consultation, cost-benefit analysis, entry into force, review and other aspects of the regulatory process. Poland is one of them and it is therefore worthwhile to reflect on its experiences.”

As part of his Fulbright Schuman grant, Mr. Drozd will spend the fall of 2015 as Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, drawing on Harvard University’s and the School’s resources to research new applications of behavioral insights in EU and Polish regulatory policy. The mission of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government is to advance the state of knowledge and policy analysis concerning some of society’s most challenging problems at the interface of the public and private sectors. The John F. Kennedy School of Government is Harvard University’s professional school for public administration and public policy. Over the last 75 years, it has become the global leader in applying scholarship, engaging with practitioners and training leaders committed to advancing the public interest.

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