Modelling "Less Efficient Regulation" (2016)

As the basis of an ESPON Policy Brief on the spatial consequences of better regulation following the Institutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of the European Commission, S&W combined the scenarios of the spatial development of Europe they had developed in the ESPON project ET2050 with assumptions about the efficiency of the implementation of EU subsidy policies in order to examine the impacts of less efficient regulation. Two framework assumptions, that EU transport policies or all EU policies were implemented with less efficiency, were combined with three spatial scenarios: promotion of metropolitan areas, promotion of small and medium-sized cities and promotion of peripheral and rural regions.

The Report on the project and the resulting Policy Brief are available for download.