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Dr Fabrizio De Francesco



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 recently 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. More information can be found at the publisher's website.



Assessing disproportionality : indexes of policy responses to the 2007–8 banking crisis
De Francesco Fabrizio, Maggetti Martino
Policy Sciences, (2017)
Beyond legal transposition : regulatory agencies and de facto convergence of EU rail liberalisation
De Francesco Fabrizio, Castro Graziella
Journal of European Public Policy, (2016)
Transfer agents, knowledge authority, and indices of regulatory quality : a comparative analysis of the world bank and the organisation for economic co-operation and development
De Francesco Fabrizio
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis Vol 18, pp. 350-365, (2016)
Diffusion across OECD countries
De Francesco Fabrizio
Handbook of Regulatory Impact AssessmentResearch handbooks on impact assessment, (2016)
Transnational regulatory networks as means of EU governance : the administrative dimension of multilevel coordination
Bach Tobias, De Francesco Fabrizio, Maggetti Martino, Ruffing Eva
Public Administration Vol 94, pp. 1-74, (2016)
Transnational bureaucratic politics : an institutional rivalry perspective on EU network governance
Bach Tobias, De Francesco Fabrizio, Maggetti Martino, Ruffing Eva
Public Administration Vol 94, pp. 9-24, (2016)

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  • L2401 - Theories and Practices of Regulation and Governance


  • 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.

If you are interested in studying for a PhD in the School of Government and Public Policy, click here for more information.

Professional activities

Assessing regulators fairly: Matching scientific knowledge with impact assessment
Change agencies, international organisations and the media
Invited speaker

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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)
Period 05-May-2014 - 04-May-2017
De Francesco, Fabrizio (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2013 - 31-Mar-2016

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