Anne C.M. Meuwese and Stijn van Voorst
This chapter presents an overview of how various strands of American and European legal literature deal with regulatory impact assessment (IA). Starting from the role IA plays in the classic field of administrative and constitutional law scholarship, the authors move to more specialized fields such as legislative studies, law and economics and socio-legal studies. They find that – as it becomes more inter-disciplinary – legal scholarship displays a growing interest in the topic, often from a critical perspective.