Program: The Future of Law-Making

13. June 2019. 11th OECD Conference on Measuring Regulatory Performance – Oslo, Norway.

Banner for konferansen «The Future of Law-Making».
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Agenda for Thursday, 13 June


Registration for the Opening Conference and the Workshop.

A welcome coffee will be served outside the room. Participants are kindly asked to be seated at 08.50.

09.00–09.20 Keynote speech: Regulatory policy in the digital age
  • Siv Jensen, Minister of Finance, Norway



Opening remarks 

  • Irène Hors, Deputy Director, OECD Public Governance Directorate
  • Jeannine Ritchot, Executive Director, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and Chair of the OECD Regulatory Policy Comittee

Panel discussian: Reality checks for laws: Better, bigger or smarter data?

Discuss how to make better data available for evaluating the impact of regulations


  • Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO and co-founder of, and staff of the Faculty in AI at Singularity University
  • Mart Mägi, Director General of Statistics, Estonia
  • Jeannine Ritchot, Executive Director, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat; Chair of the OECD Regulatory Policy Committee
  • Goran Vranic, Technical Lead for Technology and Business Regulation, Global Business Regulation Unit, World Bank

Moderator: Christiane Arndt-Bascle, Head of Programme, OECD Public Governance Directorate

Questions for discussion

  • Why do we need better data for monitoring and evaluating impacts of laws and regulations?
  • Why do regulators currently lack good data and evidence? Is data dispersed and regulators are unaware of their existence? Are capacity and resources lacking to turn data into information and evidence? Are there access or privacy restrictions? Is data of bad quality? Or is data simply not collected?
  • How can institutions such as statistical offices help to improve data collection, quality and access? Are new co-ordination and collaboration mechanisms necessary including sharing data across ministries? What other institutions can help? Who pays?
  • Can the public sector learn from the private sector in using big and smart data and algorithm to evaluate the impact of regulations?
  • What happens if evidence tells us laws are not working? How to move to a culture that accepts regulations are experiments and is open to hear laws are not working (anymore)?

Coffee break


Evidence-based policy making in a rapidly changing world

Identify how RIA and ex post evaluation can inform laws in the future, helping policy-makers to stimulate innovation and address the challenges of transformative technologies.


  • Daniel Trnka, Senior analyst, OECD Public Governance Directorate
  • Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and Digital Economy, CEPS (presentation only)
  • Philipp Aepler, Assistant Director, UK RPC 
  • Siri Pettersen Strandenes, Professor at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics and member of the Norwegian Better Regulation Council
  • European Commission (tbc)

Moderator: Céline Kauffmann, Deputy Head of Division, OECD Public Governance Directorate

Questions for discussion

  • Are traditional regulatory management tools still helpful? Why (not)?
  • In which cases and for what sectors RIA and ex-post evaluation need to be adapted? What adjustments need to be made? How to assess impacts on innovation?
  • Given the uncertain and rapid pace of change, do we need to continuously assess impacts ? Will the boundaries between ex-ante and ex-post evaluation become blurred?

Lunch (Restaurant Galleriet in hotel)




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Maria Rosenberg

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