Andrea Renda
Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy at the Centre for European Policy Studies

Andrea Renda is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, regulation,
Innovation and the Digital Economy at the Centre for European Policy Studies, a
leading research-based think tank based in Brussels (Belgium). He is currently a nonresident Senior Fellow at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, and was Adjunct
Professor of Law and Economics at Duke Law School (United States) for Academic Year
2016/2017. From September 2017, he holds the “Google Chair” for Digital Innovation
at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). At the College of Europe, he is also
responsible for the course “Regulatory Impact Assessment for Business” since 2007.
His current research interests include regulation and policy evaluation, regulatory
governance, private regulation, innovation and competition policies, Internet policy,
and the alignment of policies for long-term impacts such as sustainability and
decarbonization. He also specializes in EU law and policymaking, and in international
regulatory cooperation.
Over the past two decades, Andrea Renda has provided academic advice to several
institutions, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OECD,
the World Bank and several national governments around the world. Between 2006
and 2009, he was the Coordinator of the European Network for Better Regulation
(, a Coordination Action on regulatory impact assessment funded by the
European Commission under the FP6 programme. He was, i.a., the lead author of the
Pilot Project on Administrative Burdens for DG ENTR; the main author of the Impact
Study on private antitrust damages actions for DG Comp in 2007; the lead author of the
study on “Assessing the costs and benefits of regulation” for the European Commission
Secretariat General; the project leader in three recent cumulative costs assessments
carried out by the European Commission, DG GROW; and the project leader in major
studies in the field of administrative burdens, electronic communications, spectrum
policy, innovation policy, and social impact assessment.