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Quantitative regulatory impact analysis: Experience of regulatory agencies in Brazil


  • Aquila, Giancarlo
  • de Oliveira Pamplona, Edson
  • Ferreira Filho, José Alberto
  • da Silva, Antônio Sergio
  • de Azevedo Mataveli, João Victor
  • Correa, João Ederson
  • de Maria, Mateus Sanches
  • Garcia, Gustavo Cunha


This research considers the experience of Brazilian agencies with the application of complex Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) using based on quantitative methods of cost-benefit analysis. Public consultations with regulatory agencies were held to verify how the agencies have applied RIA. The collection of documents and information allows us to conclude that Brazilian agencies have little or no experience in conducting RIA with quantitative cost-benefit analysis.

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  • Aquila, Giancarlo & de Oliveira Pamplona, Edson & Ferreira Filho, José Alberto & da Silva, Antônio Sergio & de Azevedo Mataveli, João Victor & Correa, João Ederson & de Maria, Mateus Sanches & Garcia,, 2019. "Quantitative regulatory impact analysis: Experience of regulatory agencies in Brazil," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 1-1.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:juipol:v:59:y:2019:i:c:2
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2019.100931

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    1. Carvalho, Bruno & Rondon, Rodrigo & Marques, Rui Cunha, 2020. "Better utility regulation through RIA? Merits and implications based on the Brazilian case," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, vol. 64(C).


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