The Sant’Anna Regulation Studies (SRS) research group is an interdisciplinary community that studies the relationship between regulation, society, markets, and governance mechanisms. SRS encourages open and informal exchanges to investigate regulation from different perspectives.

Members: Teresa Andreani, Beatrice Baldini, Michela Biscosi, Federico D’Orazio, Emanuele Fazio, Fabio Garofalo McBritton, Andrea Giorgi, Giorgia Valentini, Emmalucia Virardi

Our research primarily revolves around understanding the new features of regulation that stem from the interrelated challenges of the European Union transitions. From the digital transformation to the green agenda, we explore how regulation adapts to the needs of dynamic landscapes. Our mission is to understand regulation in the policy cycle holistically.

SRS offers various activities, such as ‘Colloquia on Law and Regulation,’ where we bring together scholars and professionals to explore cutting-edge topics. We also share our scientific publications, doctoral seminars, and informal channels for the exchange of ideas.

Here is a glimpse of our current focus:

Green Transition: Under the EU Green Deal project, we examine the dialogue between top-down and bottom-up approaches. Analysing regulatory circuits, we unveil the mechanisms driving the EU Green Deal at various levels of governance. We aim to shed light on the complexities of regulatory frameworks in addressing ecological, social, and economic challenges.

Digital Transition: Our research is focused on the Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030. We explore the European AI and Data Strategies, particularly emphasizing the interplay between regulation and competition. Our investigation seeks to understand how these strategies complement and influence each other. Additionally, we are interested in examining the connections between the digital and green transitions to identify any possible synergies and tensions.

Regulation and transitions: We delve into the reciprocal effects of regulation and transitions, exploring how regulation shapes transitions and vice versa. By studying the evolution of regulatory landscapes, we question their adaptability to address emerging societal needs.

Reconceptualising Legal Principles: Our current research examines how the general principles and values of public and private law ought to be reconceptualised in view of the transitions. Through an interdisciplinary analysis, we intend to identify areas where legal principles may require adaptation to address the complexities of contemporary governance.