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May 2013

New publication on Smarter Regulation in NZ is launched

‘Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World’ was launched by Sir Geoffrey Palmer at the Regulatory Reform Conference at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) on 23 April.

This is the second publication from the NZ Law Foundation Regulatory Reform Project, led by Professor Susy Frankel of VUW.

Over the past 2+ years the project has looked at key aspects of New Zealand’s regulatory regime and how this could be improved for the benefit of New Zealanders and the New Zealand economy.

This latest publication, released near the end of the project, provides recommendations on how New Zealand could achieve smarter regulation.  It builds on material from the first book* that identified issues relating to regulation in New Zealand.

‘Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World’ considers factors to be taken into account when deciding whether law reform is desirable. A key theme that is demonstrated throughout the book is the need for policy-makers to take account of the interests of all who might be affected by regulation.

Editors Susy Frankel and Deborah Ryder say ‘The text will appeal to those interested in improving regulation for a globally connected New Zealand.’

The final resource of the NZ Law Foundation Regulatory Reform Project will be a web-based toolkit for policy-makers and the public, based on this latest publication. This is due to be released mid-2013.

The Regulatory Reform Project has been conducted by researchers from VUW’s Law Faculty working with research partners from Chapman Tripp and the NZ Institute of Economic Research.

New Zealand Law Foundation is funding up to $1,844,115 towards the Regulatory Reform Project

BOOK 2:  ‘Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World’
Information and orders: LexisNexis

*BOOK 1: ‘Learning from the past, adapting for the future: Regulatory Reform in New Zealand’
Information and orders: LexisNexis

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