Our research

We conduct a range of research projects seeking innovative, evidence-based solutions to regulation and governance problems. Our members approach their research using a number of different methodologies drawn from law and empirical legal studies, regulatory impact studies, critical management studies, development studies, economic and human geography, experimental economics and others.

We also seek to translate our academic findings into concrete policy recommendations for various regulation and governance actors.

Our research agenda and expertise consists of a number of interrelated themes, as follows:

  • Construction of regulatory standards
  • Public enforcement and effectiveness of public regulators
  • Private enforcement mechanisms and actors
  • Non-state actors, private and informal regulation
  • Regulatory impact and compliance
  • Multi-level regulatory governance systems
  • Corporate and organisational governance
  • Digitisation, technology and regulation
  • Regulatory theory

Sample projects