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The Regulatory State in developing countries: redistribution and regulatory failure in Brazil

RegNet Innovations Seminar


Flavia Donadelli


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Tuesday, 8 June, 2021 - 12:30 to 13:30

Following the traditional doctrine of the ‘regulatory state’, regulatory agencies should be given very focused mandates and stay away from the politicized realm of distributive policies and decisions. An opposing perspective would state that if regulatory agencies can contribute to economic redistribution, positive results such as network expansion, economies of scale, and fiscal efficiency will ultimately lead to lower levels of regulatory failure.

Using crisp set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (csQCA), this article tests the intuition that in countries of high socio-economic inequality, such as Brazil, the active incorporation of distributive considerations by regulatory agencies leads to lower levels of failure.

About the Speaker

Flavia Donadelli is a lecturer in Public Policy and Public Management at Victoria University of Wellington NZ. Before joining VUW, she worked as a Teaching Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science (2016 – 2018) and at University College London (2015-2016) teaching courses on Regulation, Public Management, Policy Advising.

She obtained a PhD in Political Science from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017, after also pursuing a Masters in Regulation at the same institution (2011-2012). Her research interests are around regulatory change and innovation, regulation in developing countries, and administrative reforms.

This event will be delivered online via Zoom.

Image credit: Image by alobos life on flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).




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