Dr Fabrizio De Francesco

Senior Lecturer

Politics

Personal statement

Fabrizio joined the School of Government and Public Policy in 2012. Before moving to Glasgow he was a Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich and a Premier Assistant at the Institut d'études politiques et internationales, University of Lausanne. He completed his PhD at the University of Exeter in 2010.

A revised version of his PhD thesis on policy diffusion has been published by the ECPR press. Focusing on regulatory impact as a case study, this book shows how the OECD transnational networks have framed and diffused such a policy innovation, but there is a limited extent of policy interdependence in the implementation and evaluation stages.

 

Publications

Distinguishing policy surveillance from policy tracking : transnational municipal networks in climate and energy governance
De Francesco Fabrizio, Leopold Lucas, Tosun Jale
Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2020.1785280
How does corruption affect the adoption of lobby registers? A comparative analysis
De Francesco Fabrizio, Trein Philipp
Politics and Governance Vol 8, pp. 116-127 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v8i2.2708
Reframing knowledge : a comparison of OECD and World Bank discourse on public governance reform
De Francesco Fabrizio, Guaschino Edoardo
Policy and Society Vol 39, pp. 113-128 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1080/14494035.2019.1609391
Explaining regulatory autonomy in EU network sectors : varieties of utility regulation?
Wassum Moritz, De Francesco Fabrizio
Governance Vol 33, pp. 41-60 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12437
Following the evidence practice : an analysis of evaluation studies on EU railway policy
De Francesco Fabrizio
Politische Vierteljahresschrift Vol 60, pp. 785-803 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11615-019-00191-9
The impact of the European Youth Guarantee on active labour market policies : a convergence analysis
Tosun Jale, Treib Oliver, De Francesco Fabrizio
International Journal of Social Welfare Vol 28, pp. 358-368 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12375

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Teaching

Undergraduate

  • L2401 - Theories and Practices of Regulation and Governance

Postgraduate

  • L2916 - Comparative Public Policy

 

Research interests

Policy diffusion

Policy interdependence and the role of the OECD

Regulatory reform

Regulatory policy appraisal

Good governance indicators

Administrative reform

Fabrizio welcomes applications for prospective PhDs in any of the above listed research areas.

 

Professional activities

Workshop on alternative modes of evaluating EU Impact Assessments
Participant
7/6/2019
Parliamentary systems and judicial independence as constraints on judicial review of regulation: A convergence analysis for EU and OECD countries
Speaker
11/4/2019
University of Leiden Institute of Public Administration
Visiting researcher
2/7/2018
University of Heidelberg, Institute for Political Science
Visiting researcher
6/3/2018
Follow evidence practice: An analysis of evaluation studies on the EU railway policy
Speaker
26/1/2018
European Court of Justice
Visiting researcher
16/1/2018

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Projects

Research Programme on the Administrative Capacity Building in Europe (EIBURS)
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) De Francesco, Fabrizio (Co-investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator) Thomson, Robert (Co-investigator)
05-Jan-2014 - 04-Jan-2017
GIAmRule: GLOBAL AMERICANISATION OF RULEMAKING? (MARIE CURIE CAREER INTEGRATION GRANT CIG)
De Francesco, Fabrizio (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2016

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